Thanks to my sister Michelle McIlroy for designing the logo!


Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


July 23, 2006

Lanny Smith

The Earthman Project www.Earthman.TV

Today’s Date: 7/22/06

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

I always had dogs and hung out in the woods of Long Island New York growing up. The woods have always held a connection or me. Hiking, camping and being in them brings a sense of peace and wonder.

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

The neighborhood woods (now a shopping center).

Now? Radnor Lake in Nashville, Tennessee

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

Always been amazed at the size and yet gentleness of elephants. Smart animals.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Global Warming and Climate Change.

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Educate, and then activate yourself to become part of the solution.

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