The Power of One
Through the power of technology there are not too many of us in the world that are not
aware of what is happening to our planet home. The helplessness and hopelessness that
we feel as we watch this taking place can be overwhelming. After all, "I’m just one
person. What can I do?"
Jacques Cousteau, famed oceanographer was quoted as saying, "If we were logical, the
future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and
we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work."
I am eighty-three and I can do something…and I do! And if I can do it, you can do it! Each
one of us can take steps in our individual worlds to make a difference. Howard Zinn,
noted historian and author said "Change happens from multiple seemingly insignificant
acts over time." The only thing is….WE NO LONGER HAVE A LOT OF TIME. WE NEED TO DO
It isn’t always how much you do, but that YOU DO SOMETHING…and KEEP ON DOING
SOMETHING….and encourage others to DO SOMETHING, TOO!
As an artist and an author I choose to use my creativity to show the WONDER of the
interconnectedness of all of the life forms on this beautiful planet home, our MOTHER
EARTH. However, I also have chosen to become an Official Certified National Wildlife
Federation Habitat where I live. And the good news is…so can you! Habitats can be any
size and most anywhere…even on an apartment balcony or patio, in your backyard, at
your school, even at your place of work. All you have to do is meet these requirements:
provide food, supply water, create cover, and give wildlife a place to raise their young.
Even butterflies and birds are wildlife, and they also need our help and.... YOU would be
doing something to make a difference in YOUR world!
If you are interested in becoming a certified wildlife habitat and for other ideas as to how
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, contact the National Wildlife Federation at: