What I Believe

The Buddha once said…”There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting”. Care for things when others don’t care, it’s what makes us human. Keep hope alive and close to your heart, because the actions of each individual human really does make a difference. So go out and do whatever you can to help make the world a better place.

Keep it Simple

I believe that as you hasten your awakening to a dawn where caring for the planet is as important to you as breathing, your hope will expand.

I believe that living in the Anthropocene means that what’s at stake is a livable world, so we all need to accelerate the transition to more sustainable land management systems and human food systems. 

I am Debra Chase, a Northern California non-profit administrator, advocate for the environment, vegetarian chef and a noted communicator. My presentations have been featured at Northern California venues including the Cool Davis Festivals, the Unitarian Universalist Church Green Sanctuary, the Woodland Community Center, the Davis Food Co-Op and in private homes. I have published in the Sacramento News and Review, the Davis Vanguard, and the Woodland Daily Democrat. I have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the California State Assembly as “A Woman Taking the Lead to Save our Planet” and while I haven’t finished that job yet, I’m still willing to roll up my sleeves and continue to work on it.   “Agriculture’s dark passenger is climate change. It will follow the farmer no matter where she is farming on this earth”.

In Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote – “Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”

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