It's been quite some time since our last post, almost a full year to be exact, and so much has happened.
Following the 2015 tour, Rusti and I began our final year at Berea College, working harder than ever to finish our undergraduate degrees. We are happy to say that in May of this year, we both graduated with honors. We then immediately set about working on our house non-stop to get it on the market and start the next chapter of our lives.
We have learned so much, been so many places, and met so many wonderful people.Over the past six years we have really begun to realize who we are, what needs to be done, and how we can accomplish it. The Breaking Clean Tours were a huge part of that, bringing our academic work and our desire to continue fighting for environmental justice into a workable synergy.
We are happy to announce that we have started our own public relations and environmental advocacy firm, Breaking Clean, LLC. We considered starting a non-profit, but given the many issues that sometimes arise within such organizations due to internal differences (we have seen to many good organizations with excellent missions fall apart) that we decided it best to form a small company instead, with the intent to serve and support non-profits in their missions.
But what about the tour?
Don't worry! We're still interested in continuing our speaking tours, however, now that we are out of school ourselves, we hope to focus on institutions of higher learning to inspire the next generation of advocates and to create more support for building sustainable communities.
As we transition, we will no longer be using this blog page, and are instead moving to the new website, www.breakclean.com.
If you have any questions, you can find our contact information here.
Thanks again to everyone who made the tours possible. We are looking forward to continuing this work, helping to spread the word and need for a better, more sustainable tomorrow!
-Nick & Rusti