English language and communication skills trainer.
I was born in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, in 1953, but lived in many parts of the UK as I grew up. I have worked in many roles as diverse as bus driver, hotel concierge and building supplies delivery driver. This has given me a good understanding of the needs of working people.
For the past ten years I have been teaching English to engineers and businessmen, which has also given me a good understanding of how modern business works, and how improvements can be made to the increasingly un-ecological infrastructure which supports global business.
I have lived in Finland for twenty years, and in Vaasa for sixteen. I love sailing, walking and biking and just being out in the countryside. Vaasa is now truly my city, and I feel completely at home here. I am married to a Finnish woman and we have two children.
Being green starts at home in the way we use energy and resources, but it is also reflected in the way we shop and choose the source of our purchases. Lastly, the taxation system needs to be modified to encourage people to be green - only the greenest will accept a hard-hit wallet as the cost of caring.