A Little About Me
My name is Bert Loosmore and I live on Mercer Island. Among other things, I'm currently pursuing my PhD at UW in the QERM (Quantitative Ecology and Resource Managment) program as well as the graduate certificate in Environmental Management.
Regarding climate change, while I think we should be doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint, we also need to make sure our ecosystems are resilient to the inevitable change.
I've been thinking lately about how this website might be used as a type of Social Network Service.
I consider the following books crucial to my current thoughts and would be excited to discuss these with anyone who is interested.
- Plan B3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester Brown (2008) Norton.
- One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future by Paul and Anne Ehrlich (2004) Island Press.
- Saving Puget Sound: A Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century by John Lombard (2006) American Fisheries Society.
- Cradle to cradle by McDonough and Braungart (2002) North Point Press.
- Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben (2007) Holt.
Favorite Internet Sites
Questions I have about sustainability
- what is the right tradeoff between reduced consumption and pushing for improved green (lifecycle) design such as suggested by McDonough and Braungart (2002)?
- if I want to reduce my ecological footprint, what should be my target?
- what would a local sustainable economy really look like and how would it be different from today? What's the best path of transition?
- when we think about sustainability for MI, how do we need to consider the Puget Sound region, and/or the Pacific Northwest?