Welcome to GreenAroundTheGlobe
We are Keith and Amy Sutter and this website chronicles our decision in the summer of 2009 to follow our dreams and spend a year traveling the world.
We visited 18 countries on 5 continents experiencing all that they had to offer, uncovering the ways in which sustainability is being embraced by local businesses, while also acting as a catalyst to push our careers more in the direction that we envisioned for our future. We hope that this site with its blog posts, discussions, links, pictures and stories is inspiring, informative and interesting to you, our readers. We trust that if you have something to offer (and you do!), you will join the conversation, post a comment or email us to share how you are making your dreams a reality.
Our adventure was born out of the Great Recession of 2008-09, when the opportunities for ambitious young marketers and attorneys were more limited than at any other time in our lives. So while most professionals were putting their heads down, working hard and trying to avoid layoffs we decided that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity reinvent our careers into what we knew they could be. For Keith that meant finding an opportunity that leveraged his traditional Brand Management background with the growth opportunities he saw in sustainability. For Amy this meant finding an opportunity to trade in the billable hour and join an organization as in-house counsel, leveraging her transactional skills to build a business from the client side.
We have now both landed back in great positions, Keith as Sr. Product Director – Sustainable Brand Marketing at Johnson & Johnson and Amy as Counsel at Comcast Cable.