Hello Everyone! I'm so happy to be a part of this community! I look forward to the new relationships I will have with many of you. I'm the daughter of Dutch immigrants. My parents came to the U.S. so my father could get his PhD in soil science at a university here. After he earned his degree, he was offered "post-doc" positions in either Beirut, Lebanon or Las Cruces, New Mexico. He chose Las Cruces which is how I ended up with a live-long addiction to New Mexico green chiles!
I think partially because my Dad was working in the sciences and because I lived in an area where water was a scarce resource, I began to study more about the environment. I know that there are so many reasons why our natural systems are being destroyed, but I find it incomprehensible to eliminate the water, air, land that we need to survive another day. I've been trying to work to change some of that.
Anyway. That's a little bit about me! learning, meeting different people, trying to make a change I'm often overwhelmed which leads to my inaction. Water resources, specifically. Environmental issues.
My Vision for the Future
People have complete respect for each other and the land they depend on. People regain their individual power.