Laird Christensen has dedicated his life to environmental activism and finding ways to create more sustainable communities. He has been an author, activist and educator during his career and that is how I came to know Laird, through his courses at Green Mountain College, where I am receiving my Masters in Environmental Studies. Laird is the Director of GMC’s latest masters program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and in this episode we discuss his upbringing and the inspiration for how he developed the program.

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Long-standing Habit

  • Mindfulness, learned from the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, which focused on awareness and compassion

Most Unexpected Gift in Developing MRSC

  • Laird learned from his students what it means to build community in different places all around the country.

Environmental Resource

  • Post Carbon Institute – Empowers people to live healthier lives by covering research and education to change consumer habits.

Sustainable Mindset Book

Interview Links

 

*images courtesy of Laird Christensen

003: Consumer Culture and Resilient & Sustainable Communities with Laird Christensen of Green Mountain College
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