This blog is written by Maurice Judd I have a passion for science and education; my professional expertise is in science as a physical organic and environmental chemist, and as a teacher. My current role is teaching the opportunities in sustainable development to postgraduate international students. I am growing as a science communicator here and with my other passion, the Toastmasters Leadership programme.
I am married with two children. I garden, I bike, I play guitar and sing, I draw. I work as positively as I can for a better, sustainable world. We live in New Zealand.
My real task; and the focus of this blog is: mentoring: science and opportunity; beauty and curiosity.
I am for:
I am for: planting trees, looking after forests and freshwater
I am for: our companions on this planet.
I am for: human rights
I am for: education
I am for: universal healthcare
I am for: universal social security; especially for the young, old and sick.
I am for: mindfulness
I am for: real measures of human well-being
I am for: efficient, well designed products that last.
I am for: technology that reduces human impacts; that encourages participation, that is human in scale and action
I am for: human and innovative institutions, and business leading these.
I am for: long term thinking; for children and their grandchildren
I am for: democracy; local, national and international participation
I am for: cooperative businesses
I am for transparency
I am for: considered evidence based values.
I am for: opportunity and entrepreneurship
I am for: beauty
I am for: expressions of beauty
I am for: honest feelings
I am for: integrity and honesty in words and deeds
I am for: truth, beauty and life.