Daniel Hartz

10 Mins

Tell us a little about yourself, why you chose your career path

My passion for the environment was sparked while I was at university, where a desire to eat more healthily led me to learn how meat was produced and to understand the agricultural industry as a whole. The more I read, the more I began using my money mindfully to purchase high-quality products and support sustainable practices. 

In January 2019, I created Sustainability Champions to showcase the ideas and efforts of environmental advocates and galvanise others to also take action. As a constant feed of pessimistic press leads many to feel eco-anxiety, I wish for SC to be the antidote. With our community sharing positive, informative narratives and news, I want to turn the tide of environmental change. I hope our platform can encourage one another to be Sustainability Champions, demonstrate how small changes can make a significant impact, and shift the mindset from what may seem like insurmountable obstacles to challenges we can and already are collectively overcoming.

What is your role at Sustainability Champions, and why do you love your work?

I’m the Founder of SC. I love what we do because I hope that with each story we share, we motivate more and more people around the world to join the Sustainability Champions movement and take action. I hope we can be a positive beacon for people who feel overwhelmed by negative news. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

On some days, I think Flight of the Bumblee summarises it pretty well!

Tell us one Sustainability Champion you admire and why?

David Attenborough. His storytelling inspires millions of people to love and care for planet Earth. 

What's one thing you've changed about your lifestyle lately in the name of sustainability?

I do my best to never let food go to waste, including when I go to the supermarket and buy things from the clearance section. Avoiding food waste is such an easy and effective way to have a positive impact on the planet because of emissions prevented as well as reducing the amount of resources that were wasted to create and deliver the food. 

If you could be the best in the world at something, what would it be?

Outside of work, I just started learning to dance salsa. It would be super fun to be the best in the world at that. 

If you were famous, what would your stage name be?

I like my name! So I’ll stick with it :D

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