TEDxUofL 2012 Justin Mog — Sustainability is fun AND easy!


Justin Mog’s mission in life is to help people understand that sustainable solutions are not only fun and life-affirming, but they are all around us…we need only change the way we perceive and respond to the daily (and long-term) challenges of life. Justin has served as the University of Louisville’s Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives since 2009. He earned his BS in Environmental Studies & Geology under the tutelage of David Orr at Oberlin College (1996) and went on to acquire an MS and Ph.D. (2003) in Land Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies. His graduate research focused on assessing the sustainability of international rural development projects, and his studies took him to Ghana, Costa Rica, and the southern Philippines as a Fulbright scholar in 2001. He continued this work from 2005-2008 when he lived with his wife in Paraguay working on sustainable rural development efforts with the US Peace Corps and Plan Paraguay. Justin seeks an Earth restored and lives his life accordingly, as a car-free, TV-free, vegetarian, beekeeping, gardening Quaker with a fully solar-powered home.

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