This is the first in a series of blog posts about “How We Won for Cleaner Air in Tonawanda, NY”
When National Public Radio really did interview me for their story NY Plant’s Neighbors Expose Regulatory Gaps (click here to listen) they stopped short of reporting on the specifics of how we did this.
That’s why I am writing this blog, to share with you the “Whole Truth” from the very beginning of my 12 year journey. What my neighbors and I did was absolutely amazing and maybe you can try what we did, feel inspired and make our world a better place too.
But before we start, I want to make my most important message loud and clear. I plan to highlight this message in each and every post because, if you don’t get anything else and remember just one thing, it should be this:
“It doesn’t take an army to affect change. It can start with one person or just a few passionate people with good instincts, the right motives and determination to make a difference. ”
Watch , as I explain “The Power of a Few”
That’s it. Pretty simple, right? You may have already heard this, and perhaps you thought yeah, sure, OK, big deal. A few people and maybe even one person has the power to make a difference, blah, blah, blah. Well, this turned out to be a very big deal in Tonawanda. But, first I am going to let you in on a secret that, aside from a few close friends, few people know.