Jim Robbins is a freelance journalist and author based in Helena, Montana. He has written for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, The Guardian, and numerous other publications, and has published several works of non-fiction. His words below, from his book "The Man Who Planted Trees," are inspiring to me and should give hope to all, that individuals and subservient political jurisdiction can themselves make significant contributions to the cleansing of our air, water, and land, and that we should do so, regardless of the anemic efforts our state and federal governments are making at protecting our land and its people. Maybe we'll inspire those leaders.
"Planting trees, I myself thought for a long time, was a feel-good thing, a nice but feeble response to our litany of modern-day environmental problems. In the last few years, though, as I have read many dozens of articles and books and interviewed scientists here and abroad, my thinking on the issue has changed. Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together."
~ Robbins, Jim: The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet. [New York: Random House / Spiegel & Grau; 2012]
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