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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

Reader Spotlight: Josephine DeVincenzi, Ed.D.

Work: retired educator of 38 years in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Proudest Achievement: Obtaining a doctorate in education to become the best educator possible and the best high school principal that I could be at the age of 35.

Expectations for the Future: Inspiring people to do their best in building a regenerative future for a healthy planet now.

Favorite APP: Climate Action Now.

Favorite websites:

Local causes supported: Conservancy of SWFL volunteer as boardwalk naturalist; Audubon Corkscrew National Swamp volunteer; Unitarian Universalist (UUCGN) member.

Most frequented healthy food restaurant: True Food Kitchen.

Where you pick up your copy of Natural Awakenings: Digital version in my inbox—saves paper and transportation/energy distribution.

How I invest in my community: Volunteering and making daily choices to be a good neighbor and friend of the planet.

Favorite inspirational quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

What I am doing to be the change I want to see in in the world: I’m a cofounder of the Carbon CREW (Carbon Reduction for Earth Wellbeing) Project and I lead CREWs of people to build Personal Climate Action Plans (PCAPs) to commit to the most impactful changes they can make using drawdown strategies.