First of all, thanks to Dreaming Pepper
for coming up with the name for this spring's travels & activities: The Green Caravan Tour.
So here's the deal: Part of the profits from eco-friendly merch sales, plus contributions made online, will go to one or more environmental groups at the end of the tour.
In the spirit of active participation, recognizing diverse viewpoints and learning from them, I'm asking all of you to choose the beneficiaries of the Green Caravan Tour fund.
Do a little websurfing and think about groups you've seen or heard in the news. Pick a few that are working on issues you care about. What should our most urgent priorities be? What are the pressing questions? Who's got some promising ideas for solutions?
When you find an organization doing great work, nominate it here.
Near the end of the tour, I'll create a poll of the candidates and take a vote.
Remember to be respectful of your fellow forum members. It's a wonderfully civil place here, but I'm dragging us into political territory and I know we don't all agree on those kinds of topics.
Environmentalism tends to be perceived as just a "liberal" issue, but these are problems that everyone faces collectively, and we need as many thoughtful, informed perspectives as we can get.
Check out http://viennateng.com/greencaravan
for more details on what we're doing on the tour, and how you can help.