Between now and the Living Future Conference in April, we will introduce some of the incredible practitioners, change-makers, and innovators who are speaking at Living Future 2021. This week, we are featuring Dave Bennink, Director/Owner of Re-Use Consulting, one of our conference speakers.
Tierra Copeland: What does sustainability look like to you?
Dave Bennink: I see sustainability as a state of being where countless synergistic beneficial acts result in that achievement. Our culture has yet to reach that lofty goal, but I have been privileged to catch just a glimpse of what sustainability looks like.
TC: What initially drew you to a career in sustainability?
DB: I experience that when I help set up new beneficial businesses that create jobs, divert resources, and provide those resources to community members in need. This circular model neither stands alone as in a single project or building, nor does it take from the environment or others more than it gives back.
TC: What does this year’s theme, “Unity + Inclusion,” mean to you? How does this translate to your personal or professional life?
DB: Finally, sustainability is all inclusive, affordable, and relies on everyone’s participation.
TC: Thank you, Dave. We look forward to hearing more from you on your session From Trash to Change: Uniting around Material Reuse for a Zero-Waste & Zero-Carbon Future on Thursday, April 22nd, at Living Future 21.