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People Who Inspire Us: Tess

Posted by admin | January 15th, 2007 | Filed under Outdoor Sport, Personal Reflection, Positive Change

We fired up The Thought Kitchen to highlight stories of positive change and create a forum for dialogue. Well, we just received an email from the mother of a girl who’s pretty inspiring. I thought you might want to read it yourself:


3 Responses to “People Who Inspire Us: Tess”

  • January 15, 2007 at 10:47 pm | Karyn says

    The youth of our world are ready for NAU. They will embrace it, they get it, and they have the power to challenge ‘grown ups’. Like Tess, they don’t focus on ‘bottem line’; they think about their future. They have been taught to care about their environment and their community. We need to listen to them.
    Thanks to Nau’s team, our youth are going to see what is possible. I appreciate your leadership and admire your dedication to believing in corporate change!
    I love the energy that is coming out of your idea!
    Keep up the great work!

  • January 16, 2007 at 9:07 pm | Ian says


    Kids like Tess are an amazing source of inspiration.
    I’m appreciative of your comments and very mindful that we’ve just begun our journey. In many ways we have yet to accomplish anything. I am, however, hopeful that five, ten or twenty years from now Tess will feel good about who we’ve become and our contribution to the larger emergent community of people interested in positive change.

  • January 18, 2007 at 2:59 pm | John says

    From what I can understand, Tess is blessed with parents and people around her that put the fragility of the earth on the map for her. Unfortunately, I believe she’s in a minority group, but hopeful that more parents and adults who serve as role models for our young generation realize how we can make a positive change. As my son got older (he’s eight), I realized more and more what responsibilites I had resting on my shoulders. Not only to make sure that he’s safe and that all his basic needs are taken care, but also make sure that he grows up with social responsibility firmly embedded. I’m hopeful that he will take what I try to give him and build on it. Make more out of it than what I did. The journey for my son and I is still in its infant stages, but I encourage every parent or person who serves as a role model for our youngster to stop and think what messages we’re sending before we act.
    By creating the Thought Kitchen and a forum for people to share, Nau has accomplished a great deal already. However, I know that the goals are far more lofty than that. I’m confident that Nau will be a powerful source for people to go to, not only when in need for high quality apparel, but also when in need to share social agendas related to the fragile earth we live on and other matters pertaining to true quality of life.

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