Environmental Heroines & Heroes – What can one person do?

If you’ve read a story about famous movements, most, if not all start with one person. They can be the ones led by the likes of Harriet Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi, Lucy Stone, Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, or Dr. Martin Luther King. Or, there were other types of significant changes that were led by the likes of Billie Jean King (better pay for women tennis professionals) and Families Helping Families (Naperville organization for DuPage County families in need).They all started with one person that became two, then more, and well, you get the idea.

Since November 9, 2017, during which time many of us felt like we had slipped down a political rabbit hole of horror only to find it got worse in this new land, many have posed the questions and/or statements, “What can I do?” “I need to do something!” “I can’t wait until the November 2018 Congressional elections!!”

If one of your primary concerns is Mother Earth and you would prefer to stay away from the conversation of politics, I encourage you to check out the following link:


Introduce yourself to a cutting edge magazine “that is part of the global movement pushing for the application innovations and ideas that can deliver a sustainable and prosperous world for all.” And then, check out the “Climate Reality Project” developed by our former Vice President, Al Gore. While both are global organizations they both strive to deliver local, tangible tools and information.

Good luck: be the heroine of your family and your community!!!
Submitted by Beth Wendt, chair of the Environmental Committee