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Tom C.

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Review for ACTERRA: Action for a Healthy Planet, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Acterra both as a volunteer for the last 6 years and as a donor for the last 8 years. I have always been impressed with the expertise and good nature of the staff members and consider many of them to be good friends. I started as a volunteer with the Wednesday Weed Warrior program at Arastradero preserve in Palo Alto back when I was still working since it runs in the afternoon and fit well with my schedule. I have been retired for 3 years now, but the afternoons still work perfectly for me and I go out to do battle with the weeds every Wednesday. One of the things that I really enjoy is that after being a regular volunteer for so long I'm now considered one of the "lone rangers", long-time volunteers who work on their own whenever they wish in addition to the regularly scheduled programs. I spend another day out at Arastradero each week as a lone ranger where I can experiment with new techniques such as drilling out roots with an auger, and designing and building custom weeding tools with a perfect place to test them out under real world conditions. One tool is working so well that I am applying for a patent on it and am gearing up to put it into production. If that turns out to be profitable Acterra will certainly be the first on the list to benefit from it along with me.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer

Review for Center for Biological Diversity Inc, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is the only environmental organization that I know of with the courage to take on the fundamental root cause of our environmental problems, human overpopulation. I hope all the others will take a cue and follow suit.

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

the world around us

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

put it in charge of all of our environmental issues, replacing bungling government agencies and the proliferation of hostile anti-environmental individuals who hold the size of their personal bank accounts above all else

Role:  Donor & donate and participate in on-line action items.