My name is: Meg Haywood Sullivan.
My stomping ground is: The arts district of Sausalito, CA.
I’m known for being: A photographer, sustainability expert and grad student at Harvard, known for my curiosity, ingenuity and grace.
I’m talking about: I create stories about the planet through the arts and sciences. My mediums include photographs, paints and lots of data.
You can find it at: @meg_haywoodsullivan and meghaywoodsullivan.com.
Before I started this work, I was: A snowboard photographer.
My interest was sparked when: I saw global warming affecting the snow and winter sports I love. This called me to take action.
What inspired me to start this was: As a creative, I felt I had a responsibility to use my craft to help make the world a bit better for future generations.
The idea behind it is: I help brands with their sustainability impacts—from creative storytelling to strategy.
What makes it different is:
I find myself most drawn to the intersection of art and science. Creativity has an incredible opportunity to educate and inspire the public about the importance of sustainable actions, for both the health of the environment and humankind. Now, more than ever, humanity needs the arts to help cultivate a movement of hope-led action.
The secret to success in this is: Being the change you want to see in this world.
My favorite lesser-known detail is: Lead with compassion and empathy when bringing about progress in this world. There is more gray in this world than black and white.
This connects you to the earth because: It’s important to acknowledge the rich tapestry of different threads we collectively bring to our world. Each thread matters, so in times of crisis or drastic change, it’s important to remember what brings us together rather than what polarizes us. Humankind is better together.
A relationship with nature is so important because: We are a part of the planet’s vast ecosystems, linked together with all other species through nutrient cycles and energy flows like bacteria, reptiles and fungi alike. We cannot separate ourselves from nature because we are nature.