Published on February 28th, 2008 | by Max Lindberg

The Lindberg Report Podcast: An Interview with Gavin Hudson

gavin.jpgGavin is lead writer for EcoWorldly, one of the excellent blog sites here in the Green Options Network.

Gavin has majors in French, Italian, and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis. He currently teaches English language in Gangneung, South Korea.

Gavin’s favorite environmentally-minded work has included: co-founding the grassroots Nature Conservation Club at about age 8; interning for the Jane Goodall Institutes’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) program; representing R&S at the World Social Forum VI in Caracas, Venezuela; volunteering at the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito; being a research assistant for a CAL lab studying climate change in Colorado; bicycling lots.

Join me as Gavin and I talk about his world, and Eco Worldly.


Link to Barefoot Solar Engineers mentioned in my summation.

Link to Eco Worldly

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About the Author

My home state is Illinois, and my hometown a little railroad/farming community named Galesburg.We lived on a small farm during my high school years and I became very aware of nature and it’s wonders. I loved the out of doors, working with animals, plowing fields and harvesting crops. Those were very good years.After a stint in the Army during the Korean war my broadcasting career took off at the local radio station, a 250 watt “teapot” as it was called in those days. My first job was as an engineer, then the ham came out and I became an announcer/newsman, graduating after several years to a larger market and a stint as a TV journalist/photographer. Cold, wet weather led me to the southwest where I’ve lived for most of the last 40 years, with a couple of years out to have fun working as a private investigator in San Francisco, and a few years working in Las Vegas hotels and casinos. In all, its been a real ride.After retiring a few years back I became fascinated with the efforts being made to find alternative energy sources. I’ve watched our environment deteriorate during my lifetime, and now it’s my chance to join the chorus of intelligent and caring individuals making a difference one day at a time.

  • Have you heard all the latest developments in clean , renewable geothermal technology? You can now not only heat and cool your home this super earth friendly way-but also your POOL-well worth looking into!

  • Fernanda — It’s a small blogosphere. 😉 Happy to know you.

    Kendra — Yes, I have spent quite a bit of time with Jane and the R&S crew. I’d definitely recommend to anyone interested in activism and community to start a R&S group and read about what all the other groups are doing. It’s very inspirational.

  • Max – A great article and very interesting, thanks.

    Gavin – Good to put a voice to the face, sounds like you’re doing superb work 🙂

  • Gavin, you have a great voice. I LOOVE Jane Goodall Institute! Did you get to hang with Jane? She’s like the female version of Mister Rogers, only she speaks for the chimps instead of kids.
    So cool you were a part of Roots and Shoots!

  • Hello Gavin:

    I’m a Green Options newsletter member/fan and this morning I happened to read this article about you. Your name sounded quite familiar to me…and after much thought – I realized I knew your name from the StumbleUpon website…where I found you tagged my online eco-friendly baby boutique as one of your favorite green sites !!

    I was very excited to see that earth-savvy and knowledgeable green-minded people like yourself would find my website to be worth recommending.

    Thanks for all the work you do (here & abroad), and teaching people how easy it is to GO GREEN !

    Fernanda Pinzon / co-owner

  • Thank you for the wonderful interview opportunity, Max. I enjoyed it very much.

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