An avid outdoor enthusiast, Ken Young’s life experiences have profoundly shaped his commitment to his community and the environment. Some of you may know and others may not, that when owner Ken Young isn’t leading his team at Young’s in serving great local, sustainable food, he’s often out exploring our world. Whether it is hiking or climbing in the Whites in New Hampshire, or much farther away on mountains like Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or Denali in Alaska, Ken has had some unique adventure experiences. It is these travels and consistent exposure to other cultures that have shown Ken the values of humility, hard work, and a deep respect for others and the environment.
Ken says of his adventures, “I love the challenge and exhilaration of being in the mountains, whether it is the Whites here at home or on one of the world’s highest mountains. But I’ve also loved these adventures for the people I meet and the learning I gain. I’ve met great people, both among the other climbers, and among the local people. In many of these areas, the local people provide great lessons in appreciating what they have as well as appreciating the beauty and value of our natural resources and environment, and the experiences always remind me that we need to do the same in our lives here at home as well.”
While many talk about the virtues of “Going Green”, Ken Young leads through action. You can read about his efforts to grow and buy local and improve the sustainability of Young”s Restaurant here. Young’s Restaurant is more than an eatery, it is a movement to improve the world in which we live, starting here at home.