Q & A with Kamea
1. City of residence: Los Angeles
2. Place of birth: Taiwan
3. What inspired you to become an “eco-creative”?
Realizing I could combine my love for creative expression with my love for the environment in my career!
4. What has been the most interesting/surprising/challenging thing you’ve learned when it comes to sustainable living, environmentalism, human behavior, etc. since starting the Green Dreamer podcast?
That our society and culture have a misguided worldview of what can bring fulfillment so that we’ve constantly been chasing empty promises of consumerism or doing unfulfilling things in efforts to fill those inner voids. The positive realization is that when people reconnect with the things that truly matter to us and our wellbeing—meaningful relationships, healthy environments, healthy food, and a sense of purpose and connection to something greater than ourselves—we will naturally live more sustainably as a collective, because the choices we then make will truly bring us more joy and liberate us from materialism and this consumerist culture.
5. What is the most challenging aspect of the entrepreneurial work you’re currently doing?
Staying organized as someone with shiny object syndrome!
6. What is the best part of the work you’re doing? Why?
The best part about my work is getting to chat with and learn from incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people who are contributing their unique gifts to the betterment of humanity and our world. In the midst of this doom and gloom, I’m grateful that such opportunities keep me motivated, positive, and inspired to keep going.
7. If you could share just one piece of wisdom with the world, what would it be?
Keep asking why and learn how things came to be.
8. What book(s) are you currently reading? Nourishment by Fred Provenza
9. Quote you (try to) live by?
A Chinese idiom best translated to: “Only when you keep a sycamore tree in your heart will the singing birds come.” This teaches me to keep my mind and heart open and to create the conditions that will best attract and invite the things I’m seeking. I apply this to my work as well—I don’t believe we can effectively force change upon people. We have to make whatever we want people to do and engage in fun, pleasurable, inviting, welcome, accessible, convenient, and inclusive.
10. Using one word, how would you describe yourself? Inquisitive.
11. What is one random fact that most people don’t know about you?
I love music and hope to write a song in honor of nature one day.