- In 1970 — the same year that Earth Day was officially added to the calendar — I got my first job as a professor. I was hired to teach environmental science, and I still feel like I can remember every student in that class. It was the start of a career that has been amazingly gratifying to me.
- I have spent much of my life living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are surrounded by water here, as well as mountains, forests, and wildlife that will take your breath away. Nature nourishes me, so I spend as much time as possible enjoying and honoring it.
- It’s time to give back. We know that our planet is facing many crises — from health pandemics, to climate shifts, to social and political conflicts. These things are all very real, and I believe that Earth Day represents an opportunity for connection, community, and activism through action.
Believe it or not, Earth Day is my favorite holiday. It’s a special day to me for many reasons.