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Peter Schulte

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.


What appears to me frightening or discouraging might actually be exactly what we need.


What’s most helpful for me in sad times is to make a home for my grief, to nurture it, to let it be seen and voiced.

Yin Yang

Every value I hold dear has an equally important opposite. I grow when I learn to love and feed them both equally.


When I believe that my life is abundant, I am most inspired and able to pay it forward.

Whole-hearted living, in five minutes

Wholehearted living is living life from a place of worthiness, courage, and vulnerability and in doing so, better connecting with others and developing a sense of purpose and wholeness.

Millions upon millions

Millions upon millions of us wake up every day with an earnest intention to do good for the world.


We don’t really need to be offended to do address and counter the behavior we find unhelpful. We don’t need to take it as a personal affront. We don’t need to be disgusted.

The loss and sadness are real

There’s a fine between focusing on the positive and being in denial about the negative.


It is helpful for me to balance my anger with the reminder that what’s good for the world is broader and more mysterious than my mind can grasp.

Zooming in

When the complex, wicked challenges around us feel too big and completely out of our control, we can always zoom in to focus on what is in our control. 

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