Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'd like to thank the Academy for this award...


Our dear Mary has nominated me for a "Bloggers for Positive Global Change" award. Well, shucks, ma'am. Here's da rulz:

Awardees: Do not feel obligated to participate in this meme but if you care to bestow honors, here are the rules according to Climate of Our Future.
It’s easy to participate in this meme. At minimum, you can proudly display the BPGC badge (it’s available in two varieties: Transparent GIF and JPEG with white background) on your blog and bask in the glow of our collective good will. If you are sharing the kudos, however, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. 1. When you get tagged, write a post with links to up to 5 blogs that you think are trying to change the world in a positive way. 2. In your post, make sure you link back to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme. 3. Leave a comment or message for the bloggers you’re tagging, so they know they’re now part of the meme. 4. Optional: Proudly display the “Bloggers For Positive Global Change” award badge with a link to the post that you write up.

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Back when I was nominated for the Thinking Blogger award, I thought someone was on crack. But trying to make a few people think about how they treat their little piece of the environment is what this blog is all about.
Global warming, all the animals who are endangered...these seem like insurmountable problems to fix. But change can and will happen one yard at a time. My position at RAPTOR, Inc. has given me a real platform to teach the public about the choices they can make for the greater good. If I stood up in front of a group of people alone and just talked about the environment and birds of prey, it might be mildly interesting. But holding a large and fierce (or small and cute) bird of prey makes folks sit up and pay attention.
I get a kick out of how much land fill we have saved by composting. I've lost count of how many different insects, spiders and butterflies we have seen in our yard. And it's obvious that the birds love hanging out here. The post I did over at the RAPTOR blog is one that I am proud of. The idea behind it: "Cause no HARM".

My picks for the Bloggers for Positive Global Change are too many to list. I think every blog I regularly read is striving for change, either small or big.

Thanks, Mary, for thinking so much of me. Hugs.
I am attempting "Blogger Video" for the first time. I hope this works...worth the download time.


video

4 comments:

Mary said...

It worked.

And I thank YOU, Susan for all of the support you have given me since last fall with my learning and education of birds and everything alive out there. Keep correcting me. I also want to thank you for my bedtime lullaby tonight from Louis A...so sweet.

You rock & I love you,
Mary

Lynne said...

Louis Armstrong is a favorite of mine- what a unique visual to go with it. You are very deserving of this award. Your passion for the natural world is one of the things I love most about you. (that and you're so funny!)

:) Congrats!

Helena said...

Hey! Recently, I stumbled on to this blog through another blog I happen to love (Birdchick Blog) and I just wanted to say, keep up w/ the interesting blog, and I'll be coming back to read more, if you don't mind. :)
-Helena

Susan Gets Native said...

Helena: Come back whenever you want! The more, the merrier!