This is just the beginning of fundamental changes that our society must make to put the brakes on climate change and start to better protect our natural resources. But it seems that everywhere these days change is happening. Look at the growth in farmers markets, community gardens, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture), citizen science projects tracking everything from rainfall to hummingbirds, increased awareness of the dangers posed by industrial toxins in our food and water sources, the recognition and preservation of red zones of habitat that contain the highest levels of plant and animal diversity, a surge in popularity of holistic healing and all natural products. It feels like we are starting up a new and hopeful path. Considering the way that culture and fashion swings easily from one fascination to another, I feel that change for the better is certainly possible.