079: Author Interview, Jerry Yudelson
Tune in for my interview with author, Jerry Yudelson and hear about his eco-spiritual memoir, The Godfather of Green. Released on Earth Day 2020, the book celebrates 50 years of work in the environmental field and his journey as a spiritual seeker.
Meet Jerry Yudelson
Social activist, environmentalist, engineer, spiritual seeker are some of the many hats Jerry Yudelson wore during an extensive career in sustainability.
After organizing for the first Earth Day, Jerry dropped out of grad school, pursued spiritual development and encountered the renowned Indian master Swami Muktananda, who initiated him into a powerful meditation practice, giving him experiences that upended his life.
Author of 12 books on green building and sustainable development, Jerry was named a “LEED Fellow” by the U.S. Green Building Council and “The Godfather of Green” by Wired magazine.
Beginning in the late 1990s, he became a global leader in the green building movement, convincing architects and developers to reduce buildings’ ecological footprints with sustainable design.
In the end, Jerry found inner strength, his life’s purpose and outward success by combining committed spiritual practices with his life’s work to create a better world through environmental activism.
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