Mary Silwance

What's my story?

 

I listen for what's unsaid and seek what's unseen; I connect seemingly disparate dots. It is what makes me an artist and environmentalist. It is what makes me a conduit.

I write creative pieces and support other writers. I write about environmental  issues  and facilitate workshops.

 

I am excited to get to know you and how I can help. Please contact me with any questions. 

 

Feminist Ecology
St. Andrew's Christian Church
2/24/19
Environmental Privilege
Voices for Justice
Rockhurst University
3/27/19

UPCOMING EVENTS

Writing Contest Winners Reading
Johnson County Library
5/21/19

WHAT'S MY STORY? 

In 2002, after teaching English for ten years, I became a stay-at-home-mom. Fortuitously, I received a subscription to Mothering magazine whose in-depth articles shaped my parenting and spurred my interest in environmental justice issues. 

 

When my oldest started school in 2007, I worked with the school community to develop environmentally sustainable habits. Since I was already researching the whys and hows of sustainability, in 2011, I started a blog, tonic wild, to explore the ethical considerations underpinning our everyday choices.

I then began seeking work in the environmental field and have had many adventures over the years. I worked as the Program Director for Green Works in Kansas City; served as the Farm to School Coordinator for DeLaSalle high school; worked as a farm hand at Stony Crest Urban farm and recently became certified in Green Infrastructure Maintenance through Bridging the Gap’s Green Stewards program.

 

Since I aspire to engage others in environmental stewardship and justice, I cofounded One Less Pipeline in 2016 and began facilitating conversations about the spiritual and justice aspects of environmental issues.

 

 
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