About Deb Seymour...
Deb Seymour is a Seattle web designer and musician who has been concerned about environmental issues since she was a kid.
When she was seven, she asked her parents where the garbage went after the trucks pulled away. They told her the garbage went into a hole in the ground. She asked what happened when the hole filled up. They said it wouldn't and "to stop thinking about things that don't matter."
In 1973, the Arab Oil Embargo hit. The long gas lines and my tense parents scared Deb. She was terrified that a war was going to break out. She wanted to know why our family couldn't trade in our big Chevy wagon for a small little VW or some such that would go farther on less gas. Her parents told her to be quiet and to not worry herself about "things that don't matter."
Right. With these seeds sowed, in every decade of Deb's life, she have always sought out gas-efficient vehicles, recycled even back in the days before curb-side pickup, often taking my neighbors cans and papers along with me to Boulder, CO's EcoCycle and lobbied in WA State for ending pesticides in schools and for electric car infrastructure. (EcoCycle was also one of her cleaning company's clients- she cleaned their office!)
Deb des not know why some kids in her generation got spooked into living lighter on the earth while others could care less. All she knows is that she have been seeking to live more with less and not leave a mess for over 42 years, sometimes more successfully than others.
When not blogging here, Deb is a semi-retired web designer (www.debwebworks.com) and a performing songwriter by nights and weekends (www.debseymourmusic.com). Other interests are cats, board games, cooking, gardening, cats, working out, being with friends, family, cats, dancing madly around my house to almost any kind of music and making rapid-fire bad puns in tandem with her wise-cracking, brilliant, software engineer boyfriend...
...and did she tell you about her cats?
Deb Seymour is a Seattle musician and webdesigner who tries to live lightly on the earth.