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!


February 05, 2008

Diane MacEachern

Founder & CEO, Big Green Purse (

Today’s Date: Feb. 4, 2008

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

Once I graduated from college, I spent a summer working and hiking in the Tetons, outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was inspiring to live so close to nature.

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

The simple field across the street from my parents' home

Now? Anywhere near the ocean

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

My dog... a great companion and loving spirit

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?

The greatest challenge is always and ever will be getting clarity on what the right thing to do is, and then doing it. Probably the second greatest challenge is to encourage people to want less when they can have much more.

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

Waste not, want not.

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