Some Big News–Part I

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–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  

11 Responses to “Some Big News–Part I”

  1. Patsy Wagner Says:

    Go April! We are behind you all the way!

  2. Priscilla Says:

    Eager to hear more! Congratulations on joining the CCAN board, and for all that you are doing. It is so discouraging to read about one environmental tragedy after the next, along with the corruption that fosters it. Truly overwhelmingly at times. Good for you, dear friend. I am definitely staying tuned!

  3. Karen R. Sanderson Says:

    Looking forward to hearing all about the creative breakthrough and life decision!

  4. judy Says:

    Can’t wait for Part 2!

  5. Joel Glovier Says:

    So excited for you! I’m not familiar with your political affiliations exactly, but will you be running as a Green Party candidate?

    I didn’t even know about the Green Party but discovered them when my test results from revealed that I most closely align in my views with the Green Party (79%).

  6. Diane Artz Furlong Says:

    My breath is bated!

  7. sandra Says:

    April, people like you are responsible for all the good things that we have in this world. Sadly, you carry a mammoth burden on those petite shoulders. Your stout hearted spirit and determination will see you through. I hope that you become the darling of every environmental activist in the Commonwealth. Onward and upward!!!!

  8. De Herman Says:

    Wow, April! I’m looking forward to hearing about and supporting your new undertaking. Mother Earth is most blessed to have you advocating for her well being!

  9. Anne Nielsen Says:

    Go, April, we all need you!

  10. Andy Kohen Says:

    I look forward to campaigning on your behalf. Best wishes.

  11. Sue Killian Says:

    I look forward to having the option of choice in the next election.

    The Shenandoah Valley is a delicate ecosystem which deserves legislators concerned about a sustainable environment. When eggs are found in male fish in the Shenandoah River, it is obvious our legislators are unconcerned about the damage done by local industries.

    Surely you will provide truth and clarity in addressing the real needs of citizens.

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