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The Resilient Activist enjoys sharing inspiring and nature-aware content from around the globe.  Hope you've enjoyed this article!
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Sami Aaron is the founder of the nonprofit, The Resilient Activist, a nonprofit resource to build resilience, optimism, and hope in response to the impact of the climate crisis through community-building and deep nature connection. Contact Sami.
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A mom to 2 growing girls, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a yogi, a foodie, a music lover, a co-worker, a beagle mom, a natural movement fanatic, a nature lover, an explorer...and someone who wants to leave the world in a better place for her daughters and others. Like slacklining, all the roles we play in our lives takes balance and mindfulness and practice. And these 3 guiding principles can be applied to how we treat and nurture the environment. It begins with my actions (big or small) and mindset and what I can share with everyone I meet.
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Darlene Arnett has been a Missouri Master Gardener since 2012 and has obtained the Advanced Master Gardener certification. She loves veggie gardens and native plants of all kinds and wants to continue to educate herself and others about the intricate and interesting interactions of humans and the environment.  She loves passing on her knowledge and experience to others - even her mistakes!
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Neely Atha is a member of Sunrise, Minnesota North Star Sierra Club Chapter, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Central Minnesota Chapter for The Climate Reality Project, Land Stewardship Project, and The Resilient Activist . She has worked towards a zero waste lifestyle since 2019 and is an avid vegetarian and plant mom. Her time is best spent landscaping, hammocking, biking, with animals, or helping others around her.
I resonate with The Resilient Activist's mission and am thankful for being able to be a part of an ever-growing community that offers growth and satisfaction through positive environmental resources. I'm constantly reminded that there is something good in every day. I truly believe we can make a difference together and address genuine, efficient, and revitalizing work to address the climate goals for the future.  We come from the earth, we return to the earth and in between we garden. If you’re reading this keep gardening!
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Patti Beedles holds the unofficial title of Seed Nerd, and hopes to share her love of native plants with you. Patti works as a Program Associate with Kansas City WildLands, a program of Bridging the Gap.

Patti fell in love with the prairie ecosystem while earning her degree at the University of Kansas. She wove her love of native plants into her career working as the Grower at an ecologically based native plant nursery. Over her years at the greenhouse, Patti had the pleasure of propagating a few hundred species, including the threatened Mead's Milkweed (Asclepias meadii).

These days, she spends most of her time on the spectacular remnant landscapes in the Kansas City area, working to identify and collect native seed. Collaborating with a coalition of partners and volunteers, Kansas City WildLands Seed Team hand-collected 127 species and nearly 300 pounds of seed in 2017.

Patti enjoys homesteading, camping, and adventuring with her husband and 3-year-old daughter.
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David Bilbrey is the founder of EcoThinkIt.com and the co-host of The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann. His focus is on regenerative enterprise and community development. He explores the intersection between permaculture and our economic and social systems. David has interviewed important thought leaders of our time.  Listen in at these links:
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Dawn Downey writes to incite compassion. Whether she’s challenged by Mother Nature or the nature of her wild mind, she hopes readers will recognize themselves in her stories—and then lovingly accept their own wild minds. Downey is the author of Blindsided: Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room; Searching for My Heart: Essays about Love; From Dawn to Daylight: Essays; and Stumbling Toward the Buddha: Stories about Tripping over My Principles on the Road to Transformation. Learn more at DawnDowneyBlog.com.
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Tobi Holloway is passionate about taking good care of ourselves, each other, and our planet. She is on the Board of The Resilient Activist and a blogger on the site. "I am especially interested in aligning our strengths and choices with our highest values. This requires deep dives into what we really care about as well as a persistent, gentle vigilance to navigate toward it. My focus is on upstream changes to our mindsets and behaviors. I hope to minimize the trade-off between activism and self-care and instead maximize the way they enhance each other -- improving wellbeing at every level.  I’m inspired to be part of The Resilient Activist because of the positive, optimistic approach to effecting change when change is hard."
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Mary was a founding member of the board of the Resilient Activist and does tech consulting for us. She would like to make more changes in the care of our planet than just refusing plastic shopping bags and over-packaged products. Even better would be to make big changes with kindness and a light heart. Contact Mary.
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Christine is a senior interior designer and CEO of CJI Design Group. She believes in developing design solutions that improve her clients' quality of life through the incorporation of sustainable and motivational design practices.
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Ken Lassman is a fifth generation, lifelong resident of Douglas County in Kansas. He is the author of Wild Douglas County (2007) and Seasons and Cycles: Rhythms of Life in the Kansas River Basin (1985), and has a weekly online nature calendar at Kaw Valley Almanac. Ken is also an occupational therapist working at Topeka Independent Living Resource Center. He helped found and is a member of the Kansas Area Watershed Council and has led nature walks and given presentations to various organizations over the last four decades.
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Anne Melia is an environmental scientist with experience working in environmental compliance and site assessment. She is active in a number of environmental and sustainability-focused organizations including The Resilient Activist, the Green Business Network, and the Metropolitan Energy Center. She is currently re-evaluating her life goals and actions towards a path of deeper self-discovery and increased environmental and social activism. "The challenges of 2020 crystallized in my mind both the desire to become more actively involved in efforts to address climate change and social equity issues, but also the need for a nurturing community to provide safety and respite. Through the Resilient Activist, I have found opportunities for activism as well as connectedness and community. I am excited for the opportunity to join with Sami and others to further the vision and mission of the organization."
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Beth Sarver is an Artist and Trauma-Informed Resilience Educator. Her approach to resilience skill building is centered in play, mindfulness, social emotional learning, creative problem solving and brain education. She feels the gravity of our environmental situation and the awareness of human suffering. As a mother, she is committed to breathe deeply and co-create a different story with our children-- one about wisdom, wellness and resilience. The Resilient Activist inspires the fierce mama bear within to dance, open-hearted, in the ongoing journey of learning and adapting in community. Check her website at www.BreathingRoomKC.com.
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