This post is my last of three entries for the World Environment Day blog competition. I am now a top ten finalist — every vote counts toward the grand prize of becoming the correspondent for WED2012 in Brazil!
So you’ve decided to become an environmentalist. First, I think it is helpful to know that this label doesn’t have to come with a lot of baggage. I believe it represents a certain mindset or inclination toward feeling compassion for our planet. This is in contrast to the common misconception that environmentalism only includes those who take extreme action in the name of the environment, though these actions are certainly on the spectrum of environmental engagement.