Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the Executive Director 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, two sons, and cat. Learn more about Peter's story here.

José Clemente Orozco's fresco mural Prometeo del Pomona College (1930)

Prometheus

On a literal level, Prometheus gave us all the practical benefits of warmth, cooking, etc. that go along with fire. On a metaphorical level, Prometheus also gave us the fire of invention.

Crowd of humans

What is humanity?

Imagine you could go all the way back to the first instance of life on Earth. Imagine you could watch the entirety of the project of life on Earth unfold until the present day. From that view, how would you define humanity?

Pink flower

The first flower

We are inherently connected to, flow from, and are dependent on all life on Earth. We could not be here without it. And yet, we do not just grow as with other life. We create.

Winnie

In the simplicity of her being, Winnie holds deep wisdom that I will almost certainly never fully attain myself. But Winnie does not harness genius in the way that I and all humans do.

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