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!


December 22, 2007

Jo Luck

President and CEO, Heifer International (

Today’s Date: 24 November 2007

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

When camping in Yellowstone National Park and a bear visited our campsite!

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

When I was 12 years old my family started at the Grand Canyon and camped for 2 months following the Rocky Mts. into Canada

Now? The Arkansas River whish is just outside my condo balcony. I love the barges, the wild geese, and the hikers and bikers on the trail.

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

Panda because of its significance in China where I have traveled often

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! Climate change!

Future: access to water!

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

If you are able, ride a bike. Don’t let the water run while you brush your teeth. If you can, buy a hybrid. “Green” your home as much as possible.

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