What drives you to be an Earthkeeper?
As a child, I wanted to bring the disabled veteran home, save the whales and the trees, eat vegetarian, etc. My parents, amazing as they are, didn't openly feel the same way so I'm not entirely sure where this drive came from but it's been in me for a long time.
In college, I learned how to channel my concern into activism. While many of us dabble in activism in school, my college experiences set me on a path. My senior year at Duke, I raised the money and created our first ever "Green Consumer Week" with guest speakers and a guide to conscious consumerism. That was eons ago before "green" was a buzzword like it is now.
After college, I worked as a political and community organizer and later transitioned to the for-profit world. Since businesses hold all the resources in the world, they need to operate responsibly if we are ever going to address our many environmental and societal challenges. I work for Timberland because I respect the integrity of our efforts to “make it better” and I love having the opportunity to support a global brand in being a model of responsible business. We're certainly not perfect, but that pushes us to be more innovative in terms of what we make, how we do business, and how we give back to communities worldwide.