We all share one planet earth that we have a collective responsibility to care for. Growing up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, I learned from a young age what happens when we don’t care for nature in the way it cares for us. I also learned about the incredible things that happen when we do. I am empowered to care for nature because I am part of a global community of people, plants, animals, water, bacteria, rocks, fungus, that all coalesce to form this beautiful place that we call home, and I want to take care of our home.