For years I was a garden and landscape designer. During that time I also was sending money to different organizations to keep bears from drowning due to climate change, keep the rain forests in S.A. from being cut down and saving wild horses from the BLM roundups in the wild west of our country (plus many, many other organizations trying to save a piece of the world). Daily I was bothered to see nothing was changing for the better no matter how much, or little I continued to send to these organizations. It was affecting my thoughts in the day and even my sleep. One restless night I had one of those moments, a new thought! I could change my landscape business into one based on environmental sound techniques and use only native plants that would then support native wildlife. It dawned on me that I could not change environments far away, but I could start on my own property and every property that I was hired to landscape. That thought of j12 years ago changed my life and all my thinking and actions. Although my actions are but a drop in the bucket, I now have a mission in life and am at the service of nature.