On a snowy winter morning five years ago, after four days of cocooning in the hospital, I walked home carrying my newborn daughter. I knew I was crossing the threshold into life as a mother, caregiver, and working parent. What I didn't know was that I was about to become a different kind of environmentalist. It took just a few blocks to transform my environmentalism from one based on vehement philosophical and political beliefs to one grounded in the humility of everyday experience. And it took just a little while longer for me, armed with a newfound sense of constituency, …
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Angela Park is a Pennsylvania-based mother of two and consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and corporations on diversity, leadership, and sustainable development.