Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feathered Hope

Thanks to all the environmentalists who inspire me
every day.  This Fish and Wildlife photo is of a release
event conducted by the Raptor Education Group.
Click for photo credit.
I remember when I took my first environmental conservation class in 1979 or 1980 I thought  It was the most depressing class in the world.  At the time, I recall thinking, "Boy, can't he (the professor) focus on anything positive happening in the environmental world?"  The class material was full of horrible population statistics, pollution issues, loss of species, etc.  These facts and figures are important, but in my own teaching, I always highlight the work of people trying to change the status quo and improve the world.  I try to keep students (and myself) inspired to make a difference.  I try to have them see the glass as half full and not half empty.

It is in this spirit that I introduce you to the work of the folks at Feathered Hope.  Their sole mission is to raise money for the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, Wisconsin.  I featured this organization in a post earlier this month.  They care for injured and orphaned native birds, particularly raptors.  

Based out of Wausau, Wisconsin, Feathered Hope sells photographs of raptors with the proceeds going to the Raptor Education Group.  You can see their ebay store here.

I know about Feathered Hope because they posted a nice comment about the blog.  If you know of a group making a difference for the environment, I would love to feature them.  Post a comment or drop me an email.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the nice mention, Robert. We appreciate you helping us to raise awareness of our Feathered Hope project as well as the incredible work performed by our friends at REGI.

Happy Holidays
Ken & Lisadawn Schram