I didn ‘t see this coming. ¬†As recently as two weeks ago this big decision wasn’t even on my radar. ¬†But because of an unexpected turn in the trail, I find myself taking a leap that I hadn’t anticipated or planned. ¬†
If you are a regular visitor to this site,¬†you likely know how determined I have been for quite awhile in my efforts to address climate change. ¬†I love this planet. ¬†I love the living earth. That’s what this website–The Earth Connection.org–is all about. ¬†And it pains me deeply to contemplate what we’re doing to this marvelous planet and to the well-being of life on earth.¬†
Because of my grief, anger, and fear about the planet we are likely leaving to my two dear granddaughters and to all young people, I have made myself a ‘climate warrior.’ ¬†I’ve made several January plunges into the Potomac River to raise money for the Chesapeake Climate Action¬†Network (CCAN), an organization Bill McKibben describes as “the most effective regional climate organization in the entire world!” ¬†I am honored to now be a member of ¬†CCAN’s board. ¬†I have also been going around, every chance I get, talking to various groups about the climate crisis. ¬†Reactions are often quite chilly–stony faces, arms crossed¬†tightly across chests. ¬†The only audience in which most react with the concern and commitment I want to see are high school students in a gifted and talented program. ¬†But these speaking opportunities have been few and far between. ¬†And turnout is often trivial, making the energy and effort I expend far out of proportion.
On one such day, Monday, February 9, after I spoke to a group of just eight elderly ladies, I had lunch with my husband Andy and my friend Laura. ¬†In our conversation, a question arose–how could I get bigger audiences for my talks?
That question precipitated a quite unexpected, creative breakthrough and life decision. ¬†Stay tuned for the ‘rest of the story!’–¬†April Moore¬†¬†