Hi, I’m Connor Hill. I am a Professional Civil Engineer, and I’ve spent the last 20 Years of my life studying the global economy, global societies, and our Earth as a whole. I’ve worked in the trenches so to speak and in the sewers literally. I’ve experienced far off places, the religions, the cultures, the animals the fauna and the people. I once stood on the deck of a bridge in Nepal overlooking the river below in disbelief as the raw sewage and trash flowed below me., As I did A small boy walked up next to me with his mother and proceeded to unwrap a piece of candy and throw the plastic wrapper into the river below.
I couldn’t help in that moment but to feel desperate and hopeless, that the direction in which the environment on this planet is headed will ever lead to something sustainable. I’ve seen first-hand the depletion of glaciers, the death of coral and the great barrier reef, and I’ve seen the shit you flush down the toilet, no matter where you go in the world it all smells the same. And I know most of you have heard something about the planet and the future and the climate, and I know many of you will never do anything, and some of you will talk about doing something, but I am here today to reach out to all of you and to ask you 1 question and for 1 action. If you knew you could change something would you?