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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!


January 31, 2007

joni aka Karen Kluger


Today's Date: Jan. 31, 2007

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

Two. Eagles and dolphins.

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

Yes, the gardens the city provided for residents to grow vegetables.

Now? The coastal life oaks near my former home in Southern California. Love those trees. The woods in the Pacific Northwest that I enter only 250 feet from my home.

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

Dogs. I'm inclined to agree with the saying that dogs are here to teach us how God loves us and cats are how we respond.

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?

Hands warming. Plastic bags and prescription drugs whose particles end up in our rivers and streams as the water makes its way to the sea.

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

Read "Lessons Under the Oak Tree." We categorize the natural world as though it is separate from us. The things on the earth are there for us to use and abuse. Readers say the book changes the way the reader looks at the world, gently showing how intimately we are connected to nature in ways not taught in school. If we only knew how much we are interconnected with all that is on earth, we would think twice before destroying it.

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