My name is Simon and I currently attend Middlebury College where I am studying environmental studies and education. I started this blog because I feel that the human diet is one of the most overlooked but important factors influencing the future health of our environment and species. I aim to help everyone understand and appreciate the energy and resources that go into what we eat. Most importantly, my goal is to examine the current practices that make up our food system in order to learn what we should change and how to change it. By reading the ideas of others and exploring our important role as consumers, I try to find realistic, effective ways to bring about this change.
Ever since I was little, I have loved plants, animals, and all living creatures. My environmentalism is motivated by this love and fascination, as well as humans’ intrinsic dependence on the environment, its biodiversity, and resources. On this blog environmental health will always be the focus, the point to which I return, and the lens through which I try to look at every issue.
I find it exciting and motivating that there is always more to understand, another perspective to hear. For this reason I think it is vital that everyone keep an open mind on all the issues, even though it is often very challenging. Though I have done a lot of research to get to my current position on the issues, I want to give readers the information to form your own opinions rather than just explaining mine. Together our informed, passionate, diverse opinions and subsequent actions are exactly the thing to bring about real change.
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