The reason I’m here is the same reason many of you may also be here: a desire to help the planet, save endangered species, and save ourselves.
To meet the challenges we face our responses need to be big enough to restore habitats, watersheds, and ecosystems faster than they’re being destroyed. Given that the scope of destruction is a staggering 40 million trees a day, closing that gap will require an equally epic effort.
The Earth is my Mother. She’s home. Everything I have is made of Her – my body, the air I breathe, food I eat, my clothes, my home, all the people I know, literally everything. I do this work because I want to give back to Her.
Seven years ago megafires burned much of my hometown to the ground. Then it happened again two years later. Being on the front lines of the climate chaos, I searched continually for a way to take action on a larger scale, action that could make a meaningful difference. What I didn’t know at the time was I was looking for something that didn’t exist. But it was about to be born.