David C. Mahood
David Mahood, LEED AP, is a sustainability consultant, an environmental writer and public speaker. He holds a BA from the College of Wooster, and an MBA in Sustainability from San Francisco Institute of Architecture. Mahood has 30 years of experience in commercial furnishings, which includes starting Olive Designs in 1998, a pioneer company in green furniture manufacturing. He is one of the principals of Olive Hospitality Consulting, a firm providing a range of sustainable manufacturing training and consulting services for the hospitality industry. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Interiors and Sources, Contract, International Ecotourism Society, The Environmental Blog, NEWH Magazine and Living Green Magazine. In 2017, Mahood published, One Green Deed Spawns Another, a book that chronicles his twenty-year quest for sustainability.
One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability
Non-Fiction, Nature, Ecology, Sustainability
David Mahood's quest for sustainability led him on a wide ranging and introspective journey that included encounters with a diverse group of people. From turtle rescuers to hemp designers, from foresters to worm farmers, from renowned ecologists to Seneca historians, his twenty year journey is chronicled in a story of environmental compassion and awareness. In an effort to make sense of it all, he revisited many of the sources of his inspiration and asked them:
If you had one green deed…
Kings of a Lonely Kingdom: Earth Day Essays, Poems, and Musings on Nature
In his new book, nature and ecology author and Geneseo native, David C. Mahood, shares ten years of Earth Day essays, original poetry, and related thoughts on how humanity has reshaped the landscape through anthropogenic climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Woven through twelve chapters are poignant stories of Mahood’s experiences as a sustainability consultant and environmentalist, including an Earth Day booklet from 1972, when the author was nine years old.
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