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David C. Mahood

David C. Mahood is a sustainability consultant, environment writer, and poet.  His writing career spans two decades. He has long been fascinated by the natural world and all things therein and has expressed this in a variety of ways from an early age. Mahood holds a BA from the College of Wooster, and an MBA in Sustainability from San Francisco Institute of Architecture.  His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Interiors and SourcesInternational Ecotourism SocietyThe Environmental BlogNEWH Magazine and Living Green Magazine.  His poetry credits include Writer’s CrampFifth Street Review, and Prick of the Spindle.  His first book, One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability, was published in 2017, and a forthcoming book, Kings of a Lonely Kingdom: Earth Day Essays, Poems, and Musings on Nature, is due for release in summer, 2021.

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One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability (Nonfiction: Nature & Ecology)

Preserving the environment, this living and breathing apparatus that sustains life for all species in perpetuity, is our collective mission. Within this daunting mission is the need for sharing ideas, goodwill, actions, and solutions to solving the greatest challenge of our times. One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability is a book written by sustainability consultant and author, David C. Mahood. It entails his quest for sustainability and his conversations with his environmental heroes and mentors about sustaining a healthy ecosystem. He chose to do so by asking each of them: If you had one green deed you’d like to see heeded, adopted, and passed on, what would it be and why? The resulting story is a compilation of answers to that question in the context of a twenty-year journey. From green architecture pioneers to green product pioneers, from natural fiber farmers to worm farmers, from Native Americans to marine biologists, the range of ideas is boundless.

The book is twofold in origin: the unusual path the author followed to become environmentally active brought him in contact with some exceptional individuals. Some are as well-known as celebrities; others have flown under the radar.  All of them have equally distinct stories that inspired him and influenced his philosophy on our relationship to our habitat and our fellow species, and changed the arc of his life along the way. One Green Deed Spawns Another is a collection of these poignant moments, and a tribute to the spirit of Earth’s active stewards.

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