Daniel Clayton Greer
  On a ferris wheel in San Jose, California.
 

 


Who am I?

My name is Daniel Clayton Greer and I am a fifth-generation Colorado Native, a lover of the great outdoors, and an explorer at heart. I am currently working at Walt Disney Imagineering R&D doing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and other sustainability-related work. I graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a major in International Relations and a minor in Environmental Engineering. From mid-2007 to mid-2008, I lived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Singapore. I was in Southeast Asia to try to learn Vietnamese and to learn more about society, culture, and politics in Southeast Asia. Following my year in Southeast Asia, I studied in Paris for 3 months in late 2008.

I would like to use this website to share a bit more about myself and just have a placeholder on the web. I've had this site in various forms since I was 12 or so, so it's more or less a mixture of an archive and an updated site. My favorite thing to do is to travel around the world. Whenever I'm not traveling, you may also find me at work or volunteering through SEALNet. I consider myself a very lucky person and feel that I must help others to grow (not just through direct service but also through ideas and leadership).

Primarily, I would consider myself a cynical optimist. I am highly cynical about many people's actions and choices, and even more so about whether or not humans as a large group are truly capable of sorting out our societies and surviving in the long term. I am optimistic enough to believe that if a few of us really do demand and move towards the change that we want, that the world can move forward equitably and peacefully. We need to distribute resources more efficiently and equally across the planet. We need to address education and health so that our fellow peoples can pull themselves up without the developed world's help or meddling. And we must make environmental conservation not only a goal, but a priority. Powerful and influential nations (or blocs) like the United States of America and European Union must stop living in another century and start setting a peaceful example for the rest of the world to follow. We need to build up infrastructure and communities that care for one another. If more of us work towards this end, it will come to pass during our lifetimes.

All of the pictures appearing on this website were taken by me all around the world. Please, do not steal the pictures, but do drop me an e-Mail if you would like to use one and I'll likely say yes, I just want to know where they're headed and get credit.

   
      © 1998-2009, Daniel Clayton Greer