Website founder, Rick LoBello with school children in Veracruz, Mexico Last month I had a great opportunity to reach out to school children in Veracruz, Mexico where I told them the story of my journey to Africa to help mountain gorillas. I wanted them to know how they could work towards seeing their dreams come … Continue reading Book sales to benefit One Earth One Time
I fear for our future. As a conservation educator and grassroots advocate I have been on the front lines of environmental issues all of my life. Every day I am challenged to get more and more involved. Climate change is no doubt the biggest threat humanity has ever faced. Can nearly 8 billion people come … Continue reading What will it take before we come together and act?
Vote "For" Proposition A on May 4 to Save Lost Dog Trails One day a respected government official told me not to worry about protecting our natural environment in El Paso. He said that when the day came that conditions were so bad there was no turning back, I would be dead. I asked him … Continue reading Vote “For” Proposition A on May 4
A joint U.S.-Mexico park along the Rio Grande would send a message of cooperation when the loudest words are of division. By Dan W. Reicher Mr. Reicher was a member of the first reported expedition to navigate the 1,800-mile-plus Rio Grande. Originally published in the New York Times, March 14, 2019 Nearly 75 years ago, an … Continue reading Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park.
The school to untie Batwa indigenous people from the extreme poverty. Few educated people from Batwa people reveal importance of education to untie from the vicious circle of poverty. In his testimony, Richard Ntakirutimana, as only first and only Mutwa that holds Master’s degree in Rwanda among 40 Batwa graduated students, emphasizes the impact of … Continue reading Helping educate the Batwa in Rwanda
On December 22, 2018 Tree of Hopes is planning a special Christmas food and toy distribution project in far northwest Juárez near the Santa Teresa Bridge border crossing. With the support of Rotary Clubs in El Paso, Tree of Hopes plans to help needy families living in one of the poorest areas of the city … Continue reading Helping families in need this Christmas
The Academy Award nominated documentary Virunga is a must see for anyone who cares about Africa and conservation in 2018 - watch it on Netflix. by Rick LoBello, One Earth One Time Ever since I completed my guide book to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda I have tried to keep up with all the … Continue reading Unrest in the DRC threatens the Virungas