Get to Know Rebecca...
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am an Applied Anthropologist working to equip humans with the tools and skills they need to focus on their passions in a truly effective manner. I do this by teaching them about holistically sustainable systems and I encourage them to start with themselves. I specifically seek to connect with changemakers who are committed to the success of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I see the achievement of these goals as the most complete plan we have for how we will fix what is broken. Also how we can work to design a future that we will all enjoy together. My passion isn’t to save the world, it is to live in a world that no longer needs saving.
Back in my college days I was an activist in the body image movement. Unfortunately that all ended when I got so burnt out that I had a total bodymind shutdown. Needless to say I was not taking care of myself as well as I know how to now! Because of this I have been housebound for the past two years, but I am finally starting to feel better and I want to do all that I can to prevent others from experiencing what I did.
In my years as an adviser (to mostly college aged humans) I have seen many people try to go off and save the polar bears before they learn to take care of their own needs. I believe that the self has to come first because we can’t pour from an empty cup! This is the core consideration of my curriculum and why I am obsessed with sustainability.
The new programs I am developing aim to teach a foundational understanding of personal sustainability. Everyone can contribute to the betterment of our planet by first taking responsibility for their own impact. Later offerings will expand on this to include effective changemaking and social purpose entrepreneurship. I offer one-on-one advising sessions to help you achieve your sustainability goals. Everything I teach is inspired by “principles of modern activism", which I have developed and continue to improve all the time, but you don't have to be an activist to benefit from my work. Almost everything I teach I either created on my own or with the help of my wonderful husband Thomas. Together we are doing everything we can to live lives that we are proud of.
Photos of Rebecca were taken by Ashley Garrels in 2013 - See more of her work at AshleyGarrels.com