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!


November 11, 2009

Bill Smart

Bill Smart Consulting

Jul 22, 2009

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

eating hamburgers

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

Childhood - playing in the cornfields Now - playing golf

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

Aardvark - because the spelling of its name starts with double A's.

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?

Now and in the future - realizing and accepting that we, as humans, do not know what is the best thing in the long-term for the environment.

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

Just be human and don't try to overthink and certainly do not try to control the environment or its continuing evolution, even if it seems like its going the 'wrong way'. We're just not smart enough to make that kind of determination and probably never will be. Trust Nature.

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