After finishing university I entered the world with high ideals and few skills. I pursued graphic design but felt my hopes of helping the world went unfulfilled. I then entered green trades and spent three years in the drilling division of a geothermal company. After the recession I became involved in the local food movement and currently work for a company that delivers local produce to your door. With my extra time in the slow economy, I garden, restore old neighborhood fruit trees and preserve my own food for the winter.
I want to return to green trades though, so this fall I am returning to school for mechanical engineering tech. Today we live in a time when we must reinvent and adapt our infrastructure so we can strive for sustainability, but we also live in a shortage of skilled labor. How can we make use of roof top solar, ground source heat pumps, and solar water heaters if we lack the trades people who actually have the skills to apply these new technologies?
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I am passionate about environmentalism and especially green trades.