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A little more about me and Enliven

Hello world! My name is Jessica Mudaliar and if you're new to my blog and website, you're not alone because we're fresh off the press! I'd like to tell you a bit more about myself, and how Enliven Design + Consulting came to be.

I am a Registered Interior Designer with a passion for sustainability, living and working in the beautiful Okanagan Region of BC, Canada. After eight years of building my career at various Design Firms throughout the province, I came to the realization that if I really wanted to make a difference I was going to have to strike out on my own. So I started developing a business plan on how to put my skills and education to work helping people achieve their sustainable design goals, and Enliven Design + Consulting was born.

So why sustainability you may ask? Is it just a popular coined environmental catch phase, or is there more to it that that? This term encompasses many different meanings and concepts, but one cohesive definition that stands out for me is as follows:

"A process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations" - The World Commission on Environment and Development

When broken down, this defines how what we do today ultimately affects our own future and those of the generations to follow. We have a responsibility to ourselves, our environment, and the planet as a whole and must re-align our thinking and actions to support this ideal.

One of the biggest stigmas around sustainability this the misconception that it is much more expensive than conventional methods. This isn't necessarily true, since there are many factors like energy savings, rebates, grants, and the use of inexpensive recycled materials that contribute to the affordability of sustainable design solutions. In some situations, sustainability is not only the smarter choice, but also the more affordable one.

Enliven Design + Consulting is dedicated to creating a environmentally responsible future obtainable by everyone through using strategies such as this. Providing practical solutions, smart designs, and expert advice, we are the resource people need to achieve their sustainability goals.

I hope you've enjoyed learning a bit more about me and Enliven, we are very excited about our future and can't wait for you to become a part of it! Stay tuned for more on who we are, what we do, and how we many just be the perfect thing for you.

Jessica and her fur child, Atma, enjoying an evening hike at the lake.

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