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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!


October 11, 2008


student @ BGI (MBA in Sustainable Business)

Today’s Date: July 16, 2008

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

The vastness of being in an open field, or looking into a moon- and star-lit sky makes me realize how much there is "out there" to learn about, dream about, and be a part of.

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

Still the same - the beach. Growing up, my family and friends would go for days or weeks each summer; the beach "meant" summer to me. Now it is more a place where I go to be amazed by the sounds of the waves, the expanse of the sand, and the surprises of the wildlife.

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

I call myself "a cat in the window" - very aware of my surroundings, yet somehow tending to be on the outside looking in (or inside looking out as the cat may be).. The evolution of moths and butterflies amazes me. I also am a fan of goats because they are stubborn and determined to get what they want!

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 increasing temperatures of Earth and water; on the "cuddly and cute" level, images of polar bears stranded on shrinking icebergs scare me; but really this is more pertinent at a base level of run-off ecosystems, ocean-side towns, and systems that start with ocean-side environments.

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

We live in a library; if you can't return what you use, at least be conscious of what you are doing, and be as frugal as possible with what belongs to everyone.

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