I believe strongly in creating a more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable world. It starts by each of us consuming and wasting less valuable resources. Making better decisions on the things we buy, our modes of transportation, and the foods we eat. Simplifying our lives to help reduce our impact on the amazing and beautiful natural world around us. We need to dramatically shift our thinking to help preserve and protect the planet we all love so much. At the same time, we must invest time, money, and energy into our communities, both locally and globally, to improve the lives of people and places around us. I continue to be optimistic and inspired by the passion, ingenuity, and resiliency of human nature, and I truly believe we can all make a difference in creating a better future.

You'll also see many of the other organizations, charities, and groups I support on the links page.

Here are just a few of the little things my business has done to help contribute to the cause:

CarbonFree Donate to CarbonFund, supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects.

Green AmericaMember of Green America, helping create a more socially just and environmentally sustainable world.

1% For the PlanetMember of 1% For the Planet, inspiring the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental non-profits.

Dreamhost Green SiteWeb site hosted by Dreamhost, a carbon neutral, employee-focused work place.

Klean KanteenI choose to work with many like-minded environmentally aware clients, who often have the same respect and passion for the world as I do.

Blooming Rose FoundationI love to do pro-bono work, volunteering my time and energy to a wide variety of non-profit organizations, projects and causes.

Sustainable Business Network of PortlandBronze Sponsor of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, an Oregon bike advocacy group opening minds and roads to bicycling.

WashCo BTCDonor, member, and former volunteer for Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition.

KivaProudly loan to Kiva, a micro-lending website empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

EarthShareDonations to EarthShare of Oregon, a group of leading non-profit conservation organizations promoting environmental awareness.

Green Empowerment Annual donation to Green Empowerment, who partners with rural communities in the developing world.