Just wanted to introduce myself. I am Andie, a student at U of I and am doing a project for my media class on how environmentalists use online forums and communities to communicate and discuss current issues or raise awareness of a cause. I am not very familiar with environmental issues at the time being, besides global warming and the such so I am looking forward to learning a lot here and getting to know more about the people who are using this website to make a difference in the world. I will be asking a lot of questions (nothing personal) and everything we discuss here is confidential. I guess you could look at me as an outside observer just taking notice of how you guys function on here. I would love to take part in some discussions and help out with any issues you might have. I look forward to hopefully getting to know you guys this semester.