Legal & Program Director, Lauren Goldberg, shares how she's balancing the roles as an environmental attorney and a parent of two energetic kids.
My Not-So-Quiet NPR Interview
This week I recorded a radio interview for NPR in my basement while my seven-year-old, Talia, practiced dance moves overhead. They edited out most of the pounding!
My roles as an environmental attorney and a parent of two energetic kids sometimes connect in humorous ways while working from home. Adelyn, my four-year old, popped into a video conference strategy meeting about fighting fossil fuels. She agreed that a fracked gas-to-methanol refinery sounded “yucky.”
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For me, it’s simple. My kids love playing in the Columbia River. Swimming. Fishing. Burying each other in the sand. Last year Talia caught her first spring Chinook. She could hardly spit out the story to her grandparents: she was literally shaking with excitement. That’s why we do this work. For all the kids who just want to go fishing and dunk each other in the Columbia. For a river that nourishes and unites us.
Let’s keep fighting for what we love.
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