My full name is Dermot. I once considered reversing it so I could be named “Tom Red”. Ultimately, I settled on Derm which keeps its roots while becoming relaxed in nature.
I have a job in Scotland, working on business and climate change. I have a passion for and graduate schooling in whole-systems sustainability from Sweden. And I try to keep my hand on the sustainability pulse through vigorous reading and a number of side-projects with friends and peers.
I’ve written reports on water, on true costing of food and natural resources, responsible investing, and on global organizational networks.
I love hill running, probably because I left all the powder skiing back in British Columbia. I also love seeing things grow and looking at something familiar with new eyes.
I think I could live happily for a year on pizza and nachos, although I’d prefer to not find out.
I believe wild animals have a message for us, and it may be something to do with the fact that they’ve been getting a bum deal on this planet lately.
When I was little I believed that there was someone special out there for each and everyone of us. I still believe that.
I know world is a complex place, and feel that open and honest communication is probably one of the few sure ways to lead us to success.