Here’s the fourth post of a new series to help you get to know CarbonWA just a little better.
Each week, a member of the CarbonWA team will be doing a Q&A. This week is Laurel, one of our Seattle field organizers.
Q: How long have you been involved with CarbonWA?
A: Mentally since January, but I came on officially in April.
Q: What CarbonWA chapter are you involved with?
A: Seattle, but I am also starting to manage a growing presence in Snohomish.
Q: What is your main form of transportation?
A: I like diversity in my transportation options. In the past month, I have been on a ferry, a train, a Greyhound bus, light rail, public bus, a bike, on foot, in a car, in a Car2Go, and an Uber.
Q: Why climate change?
A: It runs in my blood. One of my first political actions was to march in support of the Kyoto protocol in the 90s when I was a kid. I’m fighting climate change for my beloved Pacific Northwest and the friends I have made around the world who are already dealing with drought, changing sea levels, floods, and shrinking glaciers.
Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: The mighty Osprey! One has lived near our family cabin in Oregon for as long as I can remember.
Q: Are you a tumbleweed or a potted plant?
A: A potted plant, but definitely something useful like mint or rosemary.
Q: Where could we find you on a Saturday afternoon?
A: Out in the field with some volunteers gathering signatures! A farmers market or fun event is always going on somewhere in Seattle and I like to be there telling people about I-732.
Q: Favorite trip?
A: To Brazil way back in 2008. I was studying abroad as a high schooler in Chile at the time and there was a school trip to Brazil. Needless to say, a beach vacation in a sub-tropical paradise with all your friends is all any teenager could ever want.