Town Haul Rewind: Sit down with Kristy Jones and Liz Soper of the National Wildlife Federation to chat about
Today is World Wildlife Day, which is an international celebration of forests, wildlife and the protection of all things. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at one of the most downloaded episodes of 2020 and give an interview with the National Wildlife Federation.
Host Amy Koonin Taylor sat down with Kristy Jones and Liz Soper, two think tanks of the National Wildlife Federation, to discuss the importance of environmental education. Rubicon is the official technology partner of its popular campus zero waste competition, working together to eliminate waste.
About the mission of the National Wildlife Fund:
LIZ SOPER: "The mission of the NWF is actually to unite all Americans to ensure that wild animals thrive in a rapidly changing world. There is no doubt that all of us today believe that our world is changing rapidly. Whether it is like we are facing now This kind of pandemic is still more than one-third of the fish and wildlife in the United States facing extinction or the climate crisis. All this really lays the foundation for people who I think NWF is particularly suitable for now. We lead with compassion. This allegation. There are many structural inequalities in our society; such as access to clean water, food, health care, or the impact of pollution. I have always considered the NWF to be a very compassionate organization, a very diverse organization, and a middle ground. Organization, we can cross the aisle. It is this mission that truly unites all these different people to ensure that wildlife flourishes, people are healthy and take care of our strategic plan. Our strategic plan focuses on protection, restoration and Connect wildlife habitat."
About their unique protection method:
KRISTY JONES: "Therefore, in order for wild animals to be healthy and survive, they need a place to live. They need a place to raise offspring, find food, water, and shelter. With this in mind, NWF is studying conservation methods at a landscape scale. Therefore, it is not just a very small individual area, but a large piece of land. Know that many of our wild animals have no concept of borders. They don’t know the borders between the United States and Mexico or Canada, or even between states. Therefore, looking at habitat from a considerable regional perspective, we are also paying close attention to the creation of healthy watersheds and coastal waters, and we have begun to consider the creation of a viable coastline as we respond to the impact of climate change. Protection, restoration and The concept of connecting wildlife habitats is unique to the National Wildlife Federation."
On how to participate:
LIZ SOPER: "I am the director of preschool to 12 years old education at the National Wildlife Federation. We really have to adjust and put a lot of these things (our personal experience) online. We have a virtual classroom called "Virtual Class Pages", which contains all the different activities, courses, virtual field trips and our new YouTube channel. Teachers, students, and anyone who wants to learn more or participate in it can find everything there. Our website There are many resources and educational opportunities to learn about wildlife protection."
Regarding what animals they are and why:
KRISTY JONES: "I would say certain marine mammals, such as dolphins or whales, because I think it would be great to be able to swim for miles in the ocean and never feel tired."
LIZ SOPER: "I have to say a hummingbird. If you have seen these birds, you will know how fast their wings and their speed are. They have a lot of courage, and I really want to be a hummingbird. I think That would be great."
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