A timeline of my journey as a climate advocate 👣
Climate activist in training I grew up in a rural, agricultural area on a gravel road. The property was wooded, with a creek running through it. I climbed the trees, learned the flora and fauna, and walked the creek four seasons. I was taught to respect Mother Nature and acknowledge the indigenous people who rightfully own the land and are still here to protect it.
My climate awakening It was the moment in my life when I finally opened all my eyes, consciously acknowledged climate change as an emergency, and decided to live differently. While the world around me (California wildfires) and inside me (diagnosed with an inflammatory autoimmune disease) burned, it became clear that I needed to actively adapt, play my part to mitigate our harm, and build resilience.
Climate action at work Integrated climate action into my role as Director of Community at DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting company, by organizing a “green team” leading a project to conduct the company’s first-ever audit of its environmental impact.
Enrolled in Permaculture Design Course
Launched the Earth Day Every Day project
Climate grad Completed Terra.do’s Learning for Action climate course. Our inaugural cohort were called the Monarchs.
Volunteered with Climate Changemakers, from its beginning through the 2020-2021 election cycles for US senatorial and presidential elections.
Enrolled in Good Grief Network’s 10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate.
Accepted into X-Genesis Climate x Water startup studio program.
Enrolled in Makerpad No-Code Fundamentals course.
Participated in Climate Justice Workshop with Terra.do
Launched Work on Water upon completion of phase 1 of X-Genesis startup studio — WoW was a project focused on water conservation via greywater reuse in the Western US.
Joined healing circle discussions with We Heal for All.
Completed Makerpad No-Code Fundamentals course and launched Climate Friends v1.
Participated in Terra.do’s inaugural climate startup studio program, with Work on Water.
Enrolled in and completed the inaugural cohort of Terra.do’s Climate Farm School.
Climate Friends starts transitioning to web3, introduces Climate Frens, DAO.
Climate Friends / Climate Frens’ one year anniversary.
Climate Friends’ two year anniversary.