Inspiration from nature
We cannot know what we are doing until we know what nature would be doing if we were doing nothing.
And that is why we need small native wildernesses widely dispersed over the countryside as well as large ones in spectacular places.
--from the essay "Preserving Wildness" by Wendell Berry, 1986
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
President of nsswny, Jacqueline Swift and President Emeritus Steve McCabe at Zoar Valley
"NSSWNY members are all passion-ate about the nature that sustains us. We’re energy-savers, recyclers, and definitely tree-huggers—all doing the daily tasks of conservation, environmental stewardship, and raising awareness about the preciousness of our natural world. Every single act adds to the goodness quotient of preservation."