“It is not enough to understand the natural world; the point is to defend and preserve it. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” ~ Edward Abbey
At what point does a concern turn into a passion? What pushes us to turn sentiment into action? I cannot pinpoint any singular moment that led me to environmental work. Rather, a combination of growing up in beautiful southwest Ohio, my mom’s activism, and having a fierce trial lawyer for a father led me to be an environmental advocate.