1. I am more aware of the vast variety of birds in my ecosystem and the need to protect our winged neighbors. 2. I am using less plastic. One way by fiat or law, since NYS has banned most consumer use of plastic bags. 3. Since I am in my 70's, I noticed a decline on the once ubiquitous Blue Jay in my area. 4. I am much more aware of the value our avian resource plays in the overall balance our survival on this planet. Climate change is probably the most important factor to survival. Joined a local Audubon club and added bird feeders and bath to my garden.