Aug 14, 2019
In this episode, we speak with the multi-talented green building professional in Mexico City, Caroline Verut. Caroline is undertaking several sustainability projects in Mexico City. Caroline shares how a meditation course and email invitation to a sustainable design course (when she couldn’t draw) led her to world-changing career.
She also shares why it’s important for all sustainability professionals, especially female leaders, to persist.
[1:34] Caroline’s unique background & education in Mexico City
[3:05] Caroline’s career change into sustainability from economics
[7:14] Caroline’s mentors & motivations
[10:14] Learning to look at nature from a different perspective & Caroline’s most important accomplishments
[16:18] Caroline’s current projects
[20:00] EDGE Green Building certification
[22:20] Where is the future of sustainability going?
[25:00] Favorite books & why women have the power to save the planet
Caroline Verut left a governmental position as an economist to pursue a career in sustainability. Using her skills as a researcher and administrator, she coordinated and assisted with several projects that are transforming how Mexican society (and other green professionals) are supporting the environment. She is the assistant director of Itaca Proyectos Sustentables and the president of Conciencia y Acción Ambiental AC.
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