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Kyle Crider


MPA, GIS Tech, former MCSD, Green Classroom Professional, LEED AP ND

About Me

Story-teller. Digital innovator. Technical problem-solver. Science and sustainability educator and advocate. I won Planet Ark’s World Environment News Letter to the Editor Competition in November, 2011, with my entry on the importance of preserving biodiversity, "The First Rule of Intelligent Tinkering (Is to Save All the Parts)." Former regular blog venues include Sustainable Industries Magazine, Microsoft Hohm, and the Green Register.

Industries I Write About

Architecture & Planning

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Higher Education

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Information Technology & Services

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Renewables & Environment

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My Writing Samples

Award-winning piece: "The First Rule of Intelligent Tinkering"

World Environment News - Letter to the Editor Competition: Planet Ark asked budding environmental journalists, bloggers or concerned eco citizens to express themselves on an environmental story that moved, angered or inspired them. In the age-old style of 'Letter to the Editor' we wanted people to have their say for the chance to be published and we were not disappointed! The Winner Is ... We had some excellent entries but there can only be one winner. The World Environment News 'Letter to the Editor' competition winner is Kyle Crider, with his entry 'The First Rule of Intelligent Tinkering'. Kyle has won the opportunity to have his story published in the World Environment News and also a $500 donation made in his name to Friends of the Earth, kindly donated by our partner Colonial First State. Read his entry below.



Independent Contractor and Consultant

Clients include the University of Alabama at Birmingham (GIS projects), Life Leaders Institute (web site design, graphics, technical consulting), and Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (volunteer web site design and maintenance).

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 6/2017 until now

Adjunct Instructor

Teach ES200, Environment and Society

Company: University of Montevallo

I worked there from 8/2017 until now

Energy Program Manager

Developed and launched Alabama Solar Knowledge (ASK) web site, knowledge base, and GIS mapping project. Managed all aspects of social media promotions. Many public speaking appearances at events and on radio & TV.

Company: Alabama Environmental Council

I worked there from 12/2014 until 5/2017

Content I Write