Repost from @iamnikkireed – Hey guys happy Sunday! By now you probably know that every Sunday I donate my social media to my @YearsofLiving team to talk about carbon pricing! This week’s post is from Ashley Bonn, a graduate student at Portland State University. “During the summer of 2015, I interned for a nonprofit organization in Santiago, Chile called Fondo Esperanza (“Hope Fund”). Fondo Esperanza helps people living in vulnerable conditions by providing microfinance service to support their economic initiatives. While living in Chile, I had the chance to snowboard in the Andes Mountains. Standing more than 17,000 feet above Santiago, I saw a large immobile black cloud of smog hovering over the buildings and trees. This horrible sight disgusted me and sparked my inspiration to #PutAPriceOnIt and promote sustainability.
Now, as a graduate student at Portland State University, I am pursuing a ME in Sustainability and Garden-based Education as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. I am working with Our Climate and the @putapriceonit campaign to help pass carbon pricing policy in Oregon, otherwise known as the Clean Energy Jobs bill. Both of these groups empower me to learn the skills and knowledge needed to hold polluters accountable and protect our collective future.”