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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!


December 27, 2007

Dr. Gerald Schroeder

Scientist and Author (

Today’s Date: 6 December 2007

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

My parents’ home was about 40 miles from NYC – a very rural area. We had an apple orchard. Pruning these trees each winter shows the helix, spiral nature of existence – each year comes the winter but each year existence has changed.

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

Our orchard

Now? The back porch that looks out on Eucalyptus trees and the sky (Israel)

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

We had cocker spaniels (3) in my youth. But my favorite animal are/is people.

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?

Current challenge – warming and related pollution
Changing from petroleum driven vehicles to electric
Radioactive contamination due to nuclear war

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

Be modest in your demands for items & comfort. Cut back on owning stuff just because you “want” it even though no need.

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