Tim's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Australia 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Byron Bay, Queensland AUS

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

TIM WINTON

Sustainability Consultant/Founder
Permaforest Trust

“Maybe just by nature I'm a bit driven. And then I just took that drive to the corporate success and just changed it over to the drive to be as green and sustainable as I could.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Courage Desire Education Experience Exploration Passion Success Transitions Values

TAGS:

awareness, commitment, compassionate, connection, direction, driven, escape, exhaustion, happiness, life, meaning, nature, optimistic, responsibility, social issues, sustainable, transform, tree planting, urban, work

BIOGRAPHY:

Growing up as a city kid outside Toronto, Canada, Tim Winton had always known an urban existence. As a recent college grad, he was on the straight road to what he then-defined as success: corporate financial success. But then Tim embarked on an outdoor experience that would forever alter his path: he went tree-planting in Canada's wilderness, for up to two-months at a time. It was in that setting, in the woods, that Tim's value set changed. Rather than separating work and play, he discovered a desire to live life in an integrated way. Tim went on to found the Permafrost Trust, a not-for-profit environmental education center. He believes everyone has a unique opportunity to live an extraordinary life.

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