Michael is the Executive Director of an organization that inspired me as much as any—The Story of Stuff. They continue to inspire me to think bigger and to focus on the details it would be easier to ignore but that matter.
If you want to avoid plastic, waste, and other stuff, you’ll find Michael’s perspective and experience helpful. Having cut my waste a lot, talking to Michael leads me to cut it more—not out of guilt, shame, or other unwanted emotion but to live more by my values. Integrity.
Michael shares a lot of facts, grounded in passion.
Many people who have thought and acted long and deeply on environmental issues feel an initial resistance in acting more:
Haven’t I done as much as I can? What more can I do?
If you feel that way, you’ll be glad to hear Michael shares that resistance. You’ll also be glad that he overcomes it, which, I hope, will help you overcome yours. We’ll hear in his second conversation if the increased challenge burdened him, as many claiming “awareness” and “balance” tell themselves to expect, or enliven and liberate him.