Karl arrived in Miami in August 2018 and took the opportunity to educate himself further on climate change. He vowed to change his lifestyle to reduce his impact on the planet as much as possible. At the same time, he wanted to educate others who had yet to realize that climate change is the single biggest challenge of our lifetime. Volunteering at CLEO’s 2019 symposium inspired Karl to co-found his own company, Grove Carbon. Karl became a CSN grad and Climate Reality Project Leader, continuing to work with like-minded individuals and inspire others. He also helped set up The Climate Reality Project Miami Fort Lauderdale Chapter. Karl looks for opportunities within the community, regularly joining local groups for beach clean-ups and mangrove planting days. He speaks about the importance of carbon offsetting on regional webinars. In advance of COP26, he committed to offsetting his carbon footprint back to 1990. Karl lives by his motto “measure, reduce, offset” and continues to educate others on how they might also help restore balance to nature and live in harmony with the planet.