Barrett Holmes Pitner is a writer, columnist, journalist, and filmmaker whose work has been published in The Daily Beast, The Guardian, and elsewhere. He is the founder of The Sustainable Culture Lab, a think tank with the goals of influencing policy by working with legislators and decision-makers, and impacting culture at a grassroots level through events, work, and cultural offerings. He lives in Washington, D.C. Find out more at barrettholmespitner.com.