Carole Flood has an MS in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, with a previous MS in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the State University of NY Albany. Environmental work experience includes teaching sustainability and environmental science at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD; working for The Nature Conservancy mapping endangered species and ecological communities; building with cob and strawbale; and producing organic body care products. She worked as a team member designing and implementing a new environmental policy and science program at McDaniel College. In addition, she holds a permaculture design certificate and has spent several years using permaculture and edible landscaping to design her yard. She has started a Northwest Earth Institute discussion circle in Carroll County, MD, which has evolved into the Sustainable Carroll County Community. At present, she is working as a stay-at-home mom, trying to practice sustainable living. She helped facilitate the first Wilmette Institute course on sustainable development and the prosperity of humankind.