My father, James Robert Simpson was born in 1924 and served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. His family suffered during the Great Depression of 1929.
Our culture throws things out because there is a seemingly unlimited supply of goods to replace the old. The sustainability of this practice is largely ignored, as our waste disposal problems grow. My father taught me to respect the value of energy (turn off the lights), money (don't spend money you don't have) and resources (don't throw that away, I can use it for something). This awareness of value has inspired both my work and my day to day life.