Climate Community Citizen of the Week – Victoria Bogdan

Congratulations to Victoria Bogdan this weeks Climate Community Citizen of the Week!

Victoria is a life long environmentalist – with a deep love of the out doors and an interest in learning how to make life on our planet sustainable both for humans and the other animals that we share the earth with. The following is a wonderful overview of her background and her motivation…

victoria

Nature, and because of that, conservation, are core values to my life and career. I have always been drawn to science, and have vivid memories of hiking with my avid outdoors man uncle and quizzing him about nearly every plant and bird we saw. But realizing the critically important roles that the natural world plays happened only recently, after I graduated college and moved to San Francisco.

I arrived on the West Coast to find a job working for with refugees. The job interview I got was with an environmental nonprofit – The Nature Conservancy. As I researched their work, it dawned on me that helping people help themselves often means helping them use their own natural resources sustainably, or by protecting and preserving biodiversity for the "ecosystem benefits" themselves. Solutions for both people and nature! I was hooked.

I've now been with that The Nature Conservancy for four years, and it's my job to write grants to raise money for people doing conservation work around the globe. I now own my own naturalist guidebooks, am taking biology classes, and have learned how to "read" landscapes and habitats. I live by the ocean and explore new natural places whenever I can. I volunteer with a group called Future Problem Solving that presents realistic futuristic scenarios to school-aged children and asks them to evaluate the possible environmental impacts of new technologies.

 victoria-3

I truly believe that the human species is a part of– not separate from, or above– the earth's intricate and balanced natural systems. We can't pretend as if our actions are without consequence, just because we may not immediately see or understand what those consequences may be. In order to keep this whole beautiful, awe-inspiring, and life-supporting planet running, humans need to make responsible choices at all scales.

Which is why I'm so excited about my new project, a free blogging platform site called GreenPress.com. There, I am hoping to cultivate a community of individuals who share their passion for the planet. Whether people want to write about green lifestyle tips, environmental news, earth science, great hikes– it's all valuable. I've learned so much from others along my journey, and sharing ideas and engaging in constructive debate can only help us all grow.

Congratulations again to Victoria – and keep up your wonderful work!


Learn more about Allisyn & Become part of the community & learn more by visiting The Climate Community

 

 

Related posts:

Jackie Chan meets young trafficking survivors in Myanmar
Dimethicone: The Truth Behind This Common Cosmetics Ingredient
The Green Budget Hipsters Guide to New York

26 Comments

  • Great blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link
    to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  • Thanks for finally talking about >Climate Community Citizen of the
    Week – Victoria Bogdan – TheGreenGirls.com —
    TheGreenGirls.com <Loved it!

  • Good day I am so glad I found your web site, I really found
    you by accident, while I was looking on Aol for something else,
    Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers
    for a incredible post and a all round exciting blog
    (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do
    keep up the awesome job.

  • Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but
    I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share.
    Appreciate it!

  • I for all time emailed this blog post page to all
    my contacts, for the reason that if like to read it afterward my friends will too.

  • Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my web site
    so i came to go back the prefer?.I’m trying to in finding issues to improve
    my site!I guess its adequate to use a few of your ideas!!

  • Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how
    to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but
    I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

  • Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you might be
    a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back
    sometime soon. I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice evening!

  • Hi colleagues, its great paragraph on the topic of educationand entirely defined,
    keep it up all the time.

  • After checking out a handful of the articles on your web site, I seriously like your way of blogging.

    I bookmarked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be
    checking back soon. Please check out my web site too and tell me what you think.

  • Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
    tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for
    a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something
    like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  • Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets
    I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest
    twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time
    and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with
    something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  • That is really fascinating, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look ahead to in the hunt for more of your wonderful post.

    Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my social networks

  • Very energetic post, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part
    2?

  • As soon as I discovered this internet site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

  • Hi there every one, here every person is sharing such knowledge, therefore it’s good to read this blog, and I
    used to pay a visit this blog daily.

  • I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice
    would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  • This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?

  • I have been browsing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally,
    if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did,
    the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  • Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your further
    write ups thanks once again. Gamefly 3 month free trial

  • Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will definitely
    digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am
    confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

  • Thank you for another magnificent article. The place
    else may just anyone get that type of information in such an ideal method of writing?
    I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for
    such info.

  • Hi there, I think your blog may be having browser compatibility
    problems. Whenever I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping
    issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, fantastic website!

  • Hello! I just want to give you a big thumbs up
    for the great information you have got right here on this post.
    I am returning to your blog for more soon.

  • Hello, Neat post. There is an issue with your web site in internet explorer, may check this?
    IE nonetheless is the market leader and a big section of people will miss your great writing because of this problem.

  • Fantastic website. Plenty of helpful info here. I am sending it
    to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thanks for your effort!

Girl Webcams Boy Cams CadabraPress Theme