Sustainability as the New Standard
Leah Johnson didn’t have cable TV until her freshman year of high school. Even after the box arrived, her parents enforced a daily one-hour rule for screen time. So she spent much of her childhood exploring the natural landscape around the Twin Cities suburb where she grew up.
“Our version of forced family fun was to go hiking or to tromp up and down a muddy river,” Leah recalls. Apparently, her parents’ approach worked: Leah quickly decided that she wanted to make the environment part of her career. “I realized it wasn’t enough to just care about the environment,” she says. “I wanted to do something.”