Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

Today is Blog Action Day 2009. The theme is Climate Change.

Bloggers around the world are helping to raise awareness and build support for government and personal action to significantly reduce greenhouse gasses which threaten the way humans live on this planet.

I decided to add our blog to this action because I care. Maybe it’s because I live in the Ocean State of Rhode Island and care about the impact that rising sea level and warming waters will have on its coastal habitat, wildlife,  fisheries, and beaches. Or because so many of our clients are working so hard on this issue. Or because I’ve been environmentally aware most of my adult life. Or just because I consider myself a global citizen, accountable to current and future generations.

Why does climate change matter to you?

I recently wrote about the small ways that our household has tried to lower its environmental footprint. See “Green Musings on a Monday.” Hopefully you’ll try some yourself.

I also want to take this occasion to highlight the amazing work of  the clients we’ve had over the last 13 years. These organizations do the hard work needed to restore, protect and preserve the environment.

While it may seem daunting to try to affect climate change at the micro level,  every action matters.

While a local land trust or watershed organization may not be able to stop climate change in its tracks, their work creates healthier ecosystems which may prove more resilient to climate change. Resilient ecosystems are better prepared to resist, tolerate or recover from climate change.

I hope that you’ll take seek out and support some of these critical organizations or similar organizations in your own community.

On this day to build awareness of climate change, we’d like to highlight the good work of:

Aquidneck Land Trust

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save The Sound

Grow Smart RI

Knox Parks Foundation

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership

Rhode Island Natural History Survey

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

Nashua River Watershed Association

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Rhode Island Land Trust Council

Save The Bay

Tiverton Land Trust

Wood Pawcatucket Watershed Association

Woonasquatucket  River Watershed Council

Westerly Land Trust

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