Sustainable Midlands welcomes Jason Craig to the team. Jason comes to the organization from USC’s Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, where his work focused on community action around food systems change. Before that he was Assistant Director of the Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, helping coordinate educational programs and student led projects focused on a wide range of campus sustainability goals. Some of his other interests include commuter bicycling, documentary filmmaking, storytelling and live theater, parenting, simple living, permaculture design, and collaborative leadership.
When asked what draws him to this work and this organization, Craig says, “I feel that I’ve been on the sidelines, watching a renaissance unfold in Columbia. New organizations, new businesses, and new community leaders willing to step up and do the hard work and have difficult conversations to address complex and inter-related problems. I’ve witnessed people doing this work in a way that celebrates creativity and highlights Columbia’s assets: our river systems and our complex history. I’ve been inspired by Sustainable Midlands and how at times, we’ve played an integral role in some of that work by building a volunteer and membership base of people who role up their sleeves and get things done. It’s inspiring, it’s hopeful, and it’s a good way to spend my time.”
If you have ideas about how to include Sustainable Midlands into this renaissance, or you would like to role up your sleeves and get involved, Jason would love to hear from you.