When it came to building Water to Sky it was imperative that my life became more localized from top to bottom, front to back. It meant my home life would have to be drastically changed, but for the better. The goal was to be home every night with my family, rather than a week away at a time. This in turn would reduce my personal carbon footprint. From a business perspective, I saw it as an opportunity for Edmonton and Alberta to say that we have an ecologically sound option for pet aftercare, and it was a matter of just lining all the pieces up and letting them fall into place.
Being involved in cutting edge change has definitely allowed me perspective—perspective on how I live my life, what will be left of the earth for my children; a personal carbon audit, if you will. I also feel it is an important lesson and mindset to pass on to my kids, to always try to do better and realize that even when facing difficult decisions, we have to respect the people and the world around us. After all, there is no Planet B.