My name is Bashira Muhammad, i’m a 24 year old mycologist and founder at Zoom Out Mycology (ZOM). I started ZOM in January of 2017 in my home state of New Jersey with the intention of creating an organization that would initiate sustainable change on different regional scales. My uncle told me a quote when I was growing up around accomplishing challenging tasks. It was that you should “start where you are, use what you have and do what you can.” This principle inspires me as the organization manager and has helped me throughout many decision making processes.
The resources I decided to use were the Sustainable Development Goals and information from the book Drawdown. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent worldwide objectives of a sustainable society and Project Drawdown directly relates to the carbon footprint of activities one could implement to create a more sustainable way. Here’s where ZOM comes in, we apply the science of mycology towards a sustainable future based on goals and targets backed by the scientific community.
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