How did you get that f*#king awesome job Joseph Pallant?

Joseph Pallant thinking about carbon offsets in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Joseph Pallant thinking about carbon offsets in the Great Bear Rainforest.

So there’s this small challenge that is on Joseph Pallant’s mind all the time: climate change. Pallant’s job is to figure out how we (as in the Royal We, as in humanity) can take action to lessen climate change by using economic development to prevent greenhouse gases from going into our precious atmosphere. Sounds pretty simple, right?

Joseph Pallant – aka Pepe or Jose to his friends (myself included) – is one of the brightest lights I know. His ability to chat about carbon development mechanisms at a cocktail party and then turn around to cut a serious hole in the dance floor are equally admirable. Pallant and I went attended the University of Victoria at the same time and he was the cool guy who was a residence advisor. Everyone knew Joseph. And now, a whole different set of folks know him, important folks who are leading the charge on taking action to slow climate change.

Pallant is as comfortable chatting with United Nations grand pubahs about how to revolutionize the carbon offset system as he is hopping on a Greyhound to a community forest association meeting and explaining his complex job to an elder. Behold: a dude with social skills, a very large brain and likely one of the most beguiling personalities you’ll meet: Joseph Pallant, Manager, Brinkman Climate of Vancouver, B.C.

Put on a record, your thinking cap and look out the window at something green to put you in the mood for Volume 2 of How did you get that f*#king awesome job?  Read more