Mike Owens

Physician - US
Mike  Owens

We love travel. With our kids, we made a dream list of places to go before they head off to college. We were fortunate to travel to Europe and Japan with them. But I was also flying for conferences twice per year. When we all sat down and looked at our carbon footprint, one area that stood out the most was air travel. So we adjusted our goals, changed trips to those closer in the Pacific NW (Big Sur instead of Provence, National Parks instead of Galapagos) and stopped flying for work.

We still will take trips to show kids the world, it’s a part of them learning to care about it. But we have limited air travel significantly because of this recognition.

Gastroenterologist, college biology/environmentalist who hopes to get back to it soon after retirement!