An Ode to the Sustainability Profession

Since I was a kid in third grade, I have jotted down poems. I remember half listening to my teachers while scribbling down my ideas.  Since then, when opportunity knocks, like a retirement, a special anniversary, or some other special occasion, I’ll write a poem to convey my thoughts.

This poem came about because the Editor in Chief of GreenBiz, Joel Makower, a good man I have trusted and admired for nearly 30 years, recently wrote a piece saluting sustainability professionals.  As I read it, I started to write this poem in my head.  Enjoy!