Although this title suggests a rather self-centered perspective, I hope to just touch on me as a person and really tell you here what I hope I can share, learn and achieve with others…
My name is Rahul Mehta and I have lived in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada all my life. Born and raised here I have been fortunate to always live in a high standard and advanced society where education and healthcare have rarely been a concern, rather something we just like to poke at alot. For me, now finishing off University at UTM (B.Sc in Earth Sciences) – the environment has become the center of my universe when it comes to issues and where my life’s energy seems to be heading. Though many assume environmentalists can be bunched under the same category like some sort of cult, that is far from the truth. I, like most others (I imagine) have my own story of what motivated me to care for the planet (as we all should); mine centers around the great people who inspired me in there work and progress while learning about the increasing issues and opportunity the worlds ecology was/is confronting. Gr.10 for me was the year I can say I “woke up” to the global environmental realities now changing and merging in complex ways as the tragedy of the commons unfolds…Today I spend time to learn the issues for myself, do the research, take the courses and become involved in “physical”. “community” and now more-so “social” and “technological” campaigns or initiatives. The key to take in this knowledge for me is to then spread it back out, see what people care about and want to know, perhaps engage in a discussion or with a new perspective and always try and walk away with a feeling that there is one more person who cares for this Earth, or atleast knows why I do. My passion stems from a hope that this species can survive in balance like the thousands of others which have done so for millions of years…It’s already clear we are over-reaching ourselves, I just hope that concrete solutions and human realization, motivation and innovation can kick into the highest gear before other treasures on this planet are lost.
My other interests? They include, in no particular order: photography, gardening, stewardship, reading great books, Asian languages/histories, biking/running/walking/bussing, exploring, brainstorming and writing this blog!
Powerful people with people power, the best kind of power: David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, Rick Mercer, Elizabeth May, Caroline Schultz, Hazel McCallion, Geoff Cape, Stephanie Crocker, Darius Chia, Todd Paglia and Ted Danson.
If you want to know me more, talk to me!
I leave you with three simple quotes that I love!
“You think you’re any different from me, or your friends, or this tree? If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing. We’re all living together, even if most folks don’t act like it. We all have the same roots, and we are all branches of the same tree.”
— Huu in The Swamp
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood
and probably will not themselves be realized.” – Daniel Burnham
“Of course. I’m travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright.” -Mushu
Just keep going…you’ll get where you need to…