Meet the faces who make up the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Steve Taylor is the Press Secretary of Global Justice Ecology Project and a member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees North American Coordinating Committee. Here’s what he had to say about working with the campaign.
What’s your background?
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Mathematics. I’m a former instructor with decades long involvement in forest and toxic issues. I also co-founded the Times Beach Action Group.
How did you get involved with the Campaign to Stop GE Trees?
The notion that we may be recoding forests and nature to address the strains of overconsumption by our species is a prospect that troubles me deeply. I have been a professional communicator for over thirty years with a background in physics and mathematics. I believe that there is an increasing willingness to accept radical and dangerous proposals to recode nature in the face of an increasingly desperate threat of global warming. I believe that furthering the commercialization of nature is absolutely a move in the wrong direction.
What excites you about the campaign?
The expertise and hope that is expressed by the many advocates for preserving humanity in the face of ecological disaster, as well as a deep commitment to the preservation of our shared evolutionary legacy and the natural world.
What do you hope to accomplish by being involved with the campaign?
I hope to promote dialogue, understanding and meaningful action to address climate change while respecting nature.
To connect with Steve you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.