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Sustainability Now! | Patrick Erdley | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer | Bulgaria | 1-18-21

Sustainability Now! | Patrick Erdley | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer | Bulgaria | 1-18-21

Update: 2021-01-18
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On this week’s Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, continues his series of conversations with fellow Kentuckians who have served their country and the world in the U.S. Peace Corps. Today we hear from Patrick Erdley, a Louisville native who served in Bulgaria as a Youth Development Volunteer from 2006-2008. He fell in love with Bulgaria and a Bulgarian and returned to the country from 2009-2012. During that time he co-wrote Bulgaria - Other Places Travel Guide (https://books.google.com/books/about/Bulgaria_Other_Places_Travel_Guide.html?id=fQ8vWih-rqwC) and he also wrote a blog about riding public transportation in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia (https://sofiapublictransport.wordpress.com/).

After returning to the U.S. and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, Patrick was able to sponsor his fiancé Todor to come to the US. He was the first Bulgarian to be sponsored for a K1 visa to the US in a same sex relationship. Now Patrick is back in Louisville working as the Program Engagement Manager for Big Brothers, Big Sisters (http://bbbsky.org).

Here are some links to other resources Patrick mentioned: 
UofL Photo Archives: https://library.louisville.edu/archives/photo
Garth Greenwell's book What Belongs to You: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374288228

As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org

The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
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Sustainability Now! | Patrick Erdley | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer | Bulgaria | 1-18-21

Sustainability Now! | Patrick Erdley | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer | Bulgaria | 1-18-21

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