Is there anyone else in the zero waste/environmental/health world that’s also in college?  I would love to exchange ideas on how to make this all work while going to school!


Dreams to Plans

Have you ever read a book that literally changed your life? Like, see every day differently because of a book? Okay here’s a little story.
So towards the end of 2014 I kept having this same thought pop in my head: “I want to build a school”. How in the world is a person like me supposed to build a school?! How does anyone go about building a school?! So I went to the library and looked up “nonprofits” in the catalog. I went to the first book in the list. It had a man with a bunch of kids on the cover, was calledThe Promise of a Pencil. That’s all I knew about it when I walked out with it in my hand.

I started reading it and was shocked. Almost in tears by the God wink of it all, this book told the story of the man on the cover, Adam Braun. He started Pencils of Promise, an organization that builds schools.
I finished the book this week and you have to read it. No question.
I’m so determined to build a school. I have no idea how, but I will. Whether I work through Pencils of Promise or somehow start something myself, I’ve got to do it.
What’s a book that’s changed your life? Is there something that you’re super determined to do? I want to know!