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Happy Earth Day!

  • Apr. 22nd, 2009 at 9:22 AM
I thought today might be a good day for an introduction post, now that the community's growing larger.

I'm [personal profile] sasha_davidovna both here and on LiveJournal. I've been an environmentalist for basically my whole life. (I'll be 27 next month.) My dad works for the US Park Service and we always did a lot of camping and hiking when I was growing up, plus my parents always had a huge organic garden, so I got exposed really early to a lot of environmental and sustainability issues.

My main interests are in wildlife/habitat conservation and restoration, sustainable agriculture and development, and climate change, but I am a pretty all purpose environmentalist, really. I'm currently a SAHM to my daughter but in my spare time, I write a lot of articles for various websites on environmental and sustainability issues both well known and obscure. As a lifelong Nebraskan, one of my major passions is prairie restoration and conservation. I'm a big supporter of a modified version of the Buffalo Commons idea proposed in the 80's by the Poppers, preferably also incorporating wind energy.

Feel free to ask questions if you'd like to know more, and if you'd like, please share your own environmental backgrounds and interests so we can get to know each other a bit better.

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sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
[personal profile] sharpest_asp wrote:
Apr. 22nd, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm [personal profile] sharpest_asp and I don't label myself an environmentalist. I am, however, interested in news that pertains to the environment, and enjoy staying up on that.
loligo: Scully with blue glasses (Default)
[personal profile] loligo wrote:
Apr. 22nd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
I could fill a whole book with the story of me and the environment (and no one would want to read it *g*), but I will say that one under-rated reason for supporting sound environmental policies is that I'm a total CHEAPSKATE. I can't stand to throw away anything useful, and the fact that our entire culture seems to be centered on throwing away useful stuff offends me to the very core of my soul.

Everyone's got their own priorities and special circumstances, so I try not to get too judge-y about this stuff (how can I, when I gleefully use disposable diapers for my kids?) -- but I will confess that I sometimes fish recyclable cans and bottles out of public trash cans and take them home to recycle.