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Do you consider yourself to be an environmentalist?

Asked at West Junior High School on November 6, 2007

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Photo of Lynn Robinson

“Yeah, I try to pay attention to everything that is going on in the news about the environment. I think we could be doing a lot better.”

Photo of Stefan Kuczera

“Yes. In Boy Scouts we learn a lot about conservation and keeping everything clean. When we went backpacking in New Mexico this summer, we had to carry all of our trash out with us.”

Photo of Steven Allen

“Sort of. Sometimes I help with the recycling at my mom’s work, and we recycle at home.”

Photo of C.J. Jones

“I can be at times. If I see some trash lying around, I’ll pick it up. We recycle some things at our house and try to buy products that are better for the environment when we have a choice.”

Photo of Tyler Hunsaker

“Yes. Anyone who is trying to make their environment better could be considered an environmentalist, and I try to do what I can.”

Photo of Kelsey Johnson

“Sort of. I try to recycle and help out the environment. But I’m only 13, so I can’t do as much as I would like to.”

Photo of Ian Robinson

“Yes. I recycle pretty much everything that I can.”

Photo of Victoria Gilman

“Yeah. I could definitely do more, though. My family recycles, and I always try to be conscious of the environment.”

Comments

Fudgepop 6 years, 5 months ago

I live in an environment as well...

I think we should sponsor some punks to drive around town in an SUV that has the licence plate "TWO SHoes" and lie about everything with our pomp because we have a cause.

It is an environment I would like to grow up in where everyone is a liar and we chase people around and harass them because they are not just like us.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 5 months ago

fraublucher:

wow

neeeeeiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fudgepop 6 years, 5 months ago

I think it is very important to try to be aware of things that could be better than they are now and watch the impacts that I and other people have on the ecology and the effects that they might have on the future.

I was looking at You tube the other day and saw that Amsterdam had an amazing amount of cyclists and that there was pretty much a community that revolved around the bicycle as a form of transportation instead of cars.

There are many things that can impact the future as far as what people consume and such.

Wind energy is getting more popular in California.

There have been massive efforts in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Finland for Ocean based hydroelectric power.

Some efforts people have made to impact the "environment" have been catastrophic and done harm but there are always mistakes people have made. For instance M.O.S.E.S. in Italy turned out to be a nightmare but they tried it and learned the hard way not to count on not controlling the flow of water in the bay.

Denmark has a emergency flood system that is incorporated in the way dams are powered and the have sacrificed towns to build it along canals/rivers.

Norway and Finland have natural hotsprings but I am not sure how that fits in with their plan.

I would say the best thing to do is inform yourself as to the history of technology and learn from others mistakes and do the best you can in the meantime.

Am I an environmentalist. I tried to make a passive solar water heater out of old car radiators and tin cans and copper tubing. It did not work. I have looked at photovoltaic cards and they are expensive.

El Nino worries me. Ice caps worry me. We can only do what we can. The Sahara desert has been expanding since before cars were invented so all the impact that the earth is going through cannot be blamed on cars and fuel emissions.

What is an environmentalist?

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fraublucher 6 years, 5 months ago

Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens. We shall mock the earthquake. We shall command the thunders, and penetrate into the very womb of impervious nature herself.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 5 months ago

I live in an environment... So yes.

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