I'm sure many of you are feeling like I am about BP's oil spill in the Gulf. It's depressing, incomprehensible and infuriating. It's also a very hard thing for animal lovers and those who appreciate nature to watch. One of the worst parts about it for me is the feeling of helplessness.
So this morning, I looked up some organizations in the gulf area that are dedicated to preserving and assisting injured ocean wildlife, like sea birds. I found a great list of groups who will be on the front lines to help, and I chose to donate to this one. And as little as it will matter to BP, I've also pledged never to purchase gas or any other product from them again.
Please consider making a donation of money or time (if you live in the area)--we may not be able to stop the spill, but we can help with the recovery efforts.