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Peter Schulte

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Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

Shameless

We often use “shameless” to describe those they aren’t bound by rules of decency or conscience. I think this gets it exactly wrong.

The Garden of Eden

Today’s modern story of self-loathing is nothing new. In fact, it is one of humanity’s oldest stories.

A disease

We are disgusted by ourselves and our species. We tell ourselves that we are in decline and fundamentally to blame for it.

Distance

How do I remain invested in the work while remembering that it’s ultimately insignificant?

Just human nature

In the famous words of Rust Cohle from the first season of True Detective, “Time is a flat circle.”

I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

All we can ever do is create meaning for ourselves. Our work is in listening to what wants to grow in side of us and allowing it to blossom.

The Sustainable Development Goals, in five minutes

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.

“Nowadays”

Our story is not just one of outrage, it is one of decline. We believe we have lost something essential. We believe we are lost.

A year without weed

This week marks a full year of not smoking weed. This is a real accomplishment for me, but also - I’m realizing - a real loss.

Our story of outrage and despair

Our collective story of outrage and despair at its core is a reflection of our fear that our very existence and ways of life are endangered, if not already lost.

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