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BERKSHIRE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM
May 3, 2012

I have served as a volunteer, environmental activist and community organizer for the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T.) for the past 2 years. In this small amount of time, I have become more educated about not only my local environment, but what I am able to do as a citizen on a global scale. B.E.A.T. keeps everyone up to date on not only their local community sponsored activities, but those abroad, regarding signature gathering for environmental activism. One of which just recently has been to become more active in our voicing the necessity of the Clean Air and Water Act that is currently in danger of being abolished by the United States Government. Without B.E.A.T.'s concern, heart and strong influence in our local and national communities, I would not have been as informed and active as I am today in helping protect our resources and wildlife currently being threatened by corporate entities in our country. B.E.A.T. has not only educated me on Vernal Pool Certifications and River Clean Ups (for free), they have also inspired me through all of their knowledge and passion to change my career. Recently I was enrolled as an Environmental Science major at the Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts, where I will be studying to become an Environmental Engineer. A large thank you to the Berkshire Environmental Action Team for inspiring me to not only become more active and engaged as a citizen (which is a lot of fun I might add), but for helping me realizing my dreams and visions in this important career change. Long live the Environmental Action Team of the Berkshires! B.E.A.T. is coming up on it's 9 year anniversary this year since it's creation. They are coming full circle on a number of issues that set them in motion to create this wonderful and necessary organization in the first place. B.E.A.T. not only educates, but it Accomplishes it's Goals. Thank you very much B.E.A.T. for being so environmentally conscious, passionate, and conscientious in your approach to the more important struggle of our current state of affairs: Protecting the wildlife; protecting our environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Vernal Pool Certifications, Waterway Measurements, Community Events, River Clean Ups, Fundraising

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

tell them to keep up the GREAT and IMPORTANT work!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The government wanting to obliterate the Clean Air and Water Act

Why did you make your donation at this time?

To aid in the creation of t-shirts for our upcoming River Clean to visibility fpr B.E.A.T. in local publications. This in turn willd hopefully accumulate more volunteer participation in the process, and engage the public to attend more of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team's educational seminars and events.

What would you tell others about this organization?

B.E.A.T. (The Berkshire Environmental Action Team), is a group of concerned and active citizens who have truly made and are continuing to make an extensive difference in our local and national environments. Without B.E.A.T.'s hard work and personal dedication, the Hoosatonic River in Pittsfield would still be a polluted environmental hazard: not only dangerously affecting our human and wildlife populations. In the last 9 years, B.E.A.T.'s accomplishments are too numerous to mention in a comment. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about this wonderful organization to contact Jane Winn, B.E.A.T.'s Executive Director, by going to their webpage: TheBeatNews.org . Thank you!

MY ROLE:
Donor & Volunteered, Donated and Organized community events.