Mundell & Associates President and Senior Environmental Consultant, John Mundell was recently interviewed about his lifelong commitment to the environment as well as personal and community conversion during a worldwide United World Week event themed #DaretoCare – people, the planet, and our ecological conversion.
John goes in depth on his beginnings as an environmental engineer at a young age, college at Purdue University, and how his early experiences in the earth and environmental field prepared him for today’s challenges.
“As engineers we would look backwards on data that was collected for the last 100 years, and then try to predict the future. Climate change affects everything on the earth. It affects how much rainfall occurs in different parts of the world, it affects flooding of rivers and the rise of the seas and all of those present engineering challenges”, John explains. “It’s been very difficult with climate change because we can no longer just look backwards. We must look forward to dealing with some of these challenges and so, some of the technologies that we’re using nowadays involve even things like machine learning and artificial intelligence to help predict things that have never happened.”
In his daily life at home and at work, John has been struck by the concept of ecological conversion – a chance to change our lifestyles and use our daily actions for the good of the everything around us, whether that is the earth, our clients, our friends and families, our neighbors.
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