Keith and his wife, Mary, settled in Mount Beauty in 1998, after his retirement from a career as a biology teacher in Victorian schools. Always keen on keeping our part of the planet one he wanted to be able to enjoy, he built a passive solar house, with solar hot water, using the then available CSIRO figures, in 1980, at a rural site in Broadford. In 2009, when the Federal government offered generous assistance to install domestic solar panels, he gathered 33 local residents to join a scheme which made the installation at their houses more affordable. He is currently one of the presenters on the Alpine Radio program “Pale Blue Dot”, which aims at raising awareness of environmental issues.