Blue Community IT Director
Justin Farrow is the IT Director for Blue Community Consortium
Surveyors, Sustainability, Society and Social Satisfaction are my areas of focus. Some might call it an "Anthropology of Tourism", some "Applied Sustainability." I think of it as "work to do."
Justin's Bio and Background
For the past couple of years, Justin has worked with communities both offline and online to improve their sustainability while lowering their impact on the environment and local cultures. During COVID 19, he began developing the Blue Community Assessment App to allow Destination Communities around the world set baselines for their sustainability efforts and track their progress over time, while engaging stake holders and building best practices. The Blue Community App makes the entire process of sustainability certification and audit virtual, through the ability to provide documentation and evidence of claims streamlined through the app, increasing accountability and transparency on a community level.
In his community for Professional Land Surveyors, Land Surveyors United, close to 20k surveyors around the world are socially supporting the industry through crowdsourcing employment opportunities, equipment needs and fostering greater awareness for the public related to the importance of land surveying to society.
Justin Farrow is focused on building communities around collaborative mitigation of sustainability issues, both on land and at sea... He is definitely not your average webmaster. A former graduate student and Professor's Assistant to Dr. Randle at Patel College of Global Sustainability at University of South Florida. As a graduate student, Justin was the Webmaster for Patel College of Global Sustainability while he earned a Masters in Sustainable Tourism and a Masters for Ecopreneurship. As an undergraduate student, he earned both a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy & Religious Studies from the College of Charleston. Justin has been on the Board for Blue Community, Waves of Change and the Whale Center since 2014 and serves as the IT Director for Blue Community programs and initiatives.
Justin routinely steps in to help sustainability startups and organizations that do good with Website development, mobile apps, Presentations and Search Engine Optimization related issues in order to help push sustainability forward. He has spoken at TEDx on the topic of "Virtual Tourism as the New Geography Class", served as webmaster and event IT coordinator for Blue Ocean Film Festival in St. Petersburg, FL. and helped countless entrepreneurs reach their vision with his assistance on the web and beyond.
Communities and Apps Built by Justin Farrow
Since 2007, Justin has built online communities, mobile apps and websites for both small businesses and organizations around the world. Here are a few of the projects which may be of interest:
Blue Community (The new site)
Nomadic Theatre and Going Paperless in the Age of Climate Chaos
GIS and Mapping
Beautiful Nation Journey