Two highlights in a long public services career: (1) Michael Mielke organized a successful national grassroots campaign for US national legislation for ecology and the environment, the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act. It still is one of, if not the largest restoration of ecological systems on Earth. (2) He wrote and led to passage Children’s Trust Fund legislations for the prevention of sexual and physical abuse of children in two states. These highlights were not individual actions, but the result of large national and state movements. Mielke raised hundreds of millions of dollars for these transformations, and a large part was from philanthropies.
By Michael Mielke, MAHB
It’s time to accept that we are not going to dislodge the entrenched interests holding back effective action on looming climate chaos by any means tried so far. Believing that 97% of credible scientists is consensus enough is 103% short for effective response.
By Michael Mielke, Association for the Tree of Life
Instead of starting from the perspective that the crises are paralyzing and we are “done for,” let’s try something else.