Walking the talk: Engaging the public to build a sustainable world

Walking the talk: Engaging the public to build a sustainable world
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity." This quote from Yates' "The Second Coming" could have been written to describe our response to climate change. Why? 'Walking the Talk' argues that at least part of the problem comes from the decision to jettison the old motivators of Western society---patriotism and faith---and replace them with the flabby substitutes of "self-actualization" and "following your bliss". While the days of blindly following a creed or flag have rightly passed, Bill Hulet believes that they should be replaced by something stronger than the consumerist slogan of "do your own thing".
Publication Year: 
2015

Hulet, Bill

Even though Bill Hulet has always insisted on being an unpaid volunteer, his history as a community organizer would look good on the resume of any NGO leader. He has a Master's degree in philosophy and has studied Daoism for decades. This rare mixture of the practical and the theoretical, and, the "East" and "West", allows him to look at the "big picture" in a way that is very rare in contemporary society. He is married and lives in Guelph, Ontario where he works full time at the University of Guelph Library---yet still finds time to home can preserves and bake bread.