2009 has been a big year for Sustainable Self. I served a variety of individuals in our community and very much enjoyed leading the new Men’s Adult Development Group this Fall. I continued to ride the wave of sustainability and environmental consciousness. The Ecopsychology courses I developed at Lewis & Clark Graduate School continued into their second full year and, along the way, I provided continuing education to counselors in the community and helped supervise the research of two graduate students.
The new Ecopsychology journal that I edit saw its first year of publication with three ground-breaking issues. I helped author the important American Psychological Association Climate Change Report. I was called on to assist local businesses and organizations who are making the move toward “green” practices and spoke about behavior change and motivation to groups including the Association of Oregon Recyclers, The Natural Step Network, and the New Season’s Markets Green Teams.
In terms of personal accomplishments, I trained for and completed the Portland Marathon, a major life goal. I watched my young daughter grow and shared the challenges and joys of making a marriage and family with my wife.
My work is not easy but I go to bed every night feeling like I am part of the solution. Where do I get my energy? From the good people that I work with.
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