Redefining the green movement
Our very own Michael Kramer was recently the subject of a glowing profile in Ke Ola, a magazine published in his home state of Hawai’i. Titled The Triple Bottom Line: Michael Kramer redefines the green movement, the piece offers a good sense of Michael’s personality and of his lifelong commitment to creating a better world. From activism in high school and college, his later work with permaculture and the Youth Ecology Corps, and continuing to his present life as a Natural Investments advisor and a leading advocate for evolutionary economic models in Hawai’i and nationwide, Michael’s story is inspiring. Here’s a tidbit, but click on through that link above to read the whole thing!
Michael, a former student activist, has lived these principles all his life. As a child growing up on the outskirts of Los Angeles, he says his life’s passion began with a displaced family of owls when he was eight years old.
“It was fairly rural where I lived on the edge of the city, and I felt very connected to nature there. There was a family of owls living in a couple of huge trees. I listened to them every day,” Michael remembers.
He continues, “I came home from school one day and the trees had been cut down. I was just distraught. My mother noticed how upset I was and she pulled out a cassette recorder and said, ‘Why don’t you say how you feel?’ I gave my first speech. It was like a little campaign speech around the importance of saving the trees.”