Rachel M. Wasser traces her twin passions for the developing world and the greening of development to six months of rural research and antelope observation in Botswana. These passions have led her to China, where she currently works for ::IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Though Beijing's gritty streets are a long way from Botswana's open skies, Rachel continues to keep an eye on what's happening in Southern Africa. She loves innovative win-win solutions to environmental problems — and sharing them. You can reach her at "rachel at treehugger dot com".