In 2007 I was trained by The Climate Project to present climate change facts at a grassroots level. Immediately I found myself in demand – I was invited to speak to students, teachers, business groups, PTAs, houses of worship…all types of organizations from around the country looking to learn more about climate change, why it was happening and what it meant to them. The Native American saying: “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children” and Gandhi’s wise words, “Be the change you wish to see” resonated deeply for me. Two years later ClimateMama was born.As a parent, the most important thing for me and to most parents I believe, is to do my best to provide a home for my children that is safe and secure. Climate change however, is threatening our homes, our planet, our world. I believe Climate Change is THE greatest challenge any of us will EVER face in our lifetimes. If we don’t put the brakes on soon, the crash we are going to have with our natural world will be catastrophic.
Blogging has turned out to be the ideal vehicle to shout about my hopes, my dreams for my children, my passions and to present the FACTS on climate change. Finding your raison d’être, isn’t that what we all strive for? Some of us are lucky to find it early in life, or later, or simply at all…after a successful career, a wild and single life or a secure and settled one…after dog, cat, husband, wife, or alone, together, travelling or close to home. Technology is advancing by the nanosecond, opening up the ability to reach like or opposite minded friends and frenemies, down the block and across the country. Blogging has opened a new world for me..what about you?
Thank you Karen, passion behind BestofMotherEarth.com, and my Green Carnival Mom friend, for encouraging us this Valentine Month, to think, write and remind ourselves why we blog…and for many of us, it is simply “Just for the Heart of it!” Karen will be posting the Carnival on February 14th!