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    Environmentalism

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    Broad Social Change Through Personal Commitment Introduction In the last thirty years, America has witnessed an environmental revolution. New laws like the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act forged new ground in political environmentalism. Social phenomena like Earth Day, organized by Dennis Hayes in 1970, and the beginning of large-scale recycling, marked by Oregon's 1972 Bottle Bill, have help change the way Americans think about the environment. As we approach the third millennium

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    Gender and the environment don’t sound like two things that would be well together. Surprisingly they do very well, starting with the article, “Gender and Place: Women and Environmentalism” written by Gottlieb we find out that it took women years for them to be recognized as main workers in the work place as well as major forces who fought for the environment. An example would be Cora Tucker, a huge activist who unfortunately found out, “…that environmental issues were white issues.” (Gottlieb 276)

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    prepared I could be, as I debated between whether a blue or a red marker would best communicate my stance against the massive environmental destruction of fracking and whether a shirt or a sweater would best present myself as an advocate for environmentalism. I finally went to sleep, and woke up the next morning, bursting with excitement. When I finally went to the rally, I was shocked to see my friend and I were the only people of color in a crowd of over fifty activists. I spent the rest of the

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    significant damage that radiation exposure could emit on people. Once it was known that a type of radiation exposure this colossal could under-develop children, increase the long-term risks of cancer, and exponentially deteriorate cities and forests, environmentalism evolved from a simple concept to an active movement. With Japan surrendering and closure at arms-reach, Americans welcomed peace while Robert Oppenheimer and others worried about the consequences of unleashing atomic power. Shortly after the

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    The New Environmentalism

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    Prior to the 1960s, environmentalism focused on preservation of wilderness and conservation of resources.The “New Environmentalism” movement was a revival of the 1890’s club called the Sierra Club.(1) It’s members more than tripled after the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. It was a publication written by Rachel Carson to alert the American public about the risks of using DDT (an insecticide used by farmers and home owners).(1) The information of its harmful effects on people, animals and the

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    Environmentalism Review

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    attempting to achieve. Rosenbaum is attempting to educate the public with his book Environmental Politics and Policy. He goes into great detail about the history of the environmental movement, and the struggles of implementing the policy. Environmentalism is something that everyone should be in favor of; it truly can improve the everyday life of all Americans. There is nothing to lose by accepting the regulations; they just provide a better environment for the public. It is important to understand

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    American Environmentalism

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    a ring around, to encircle” (Stoll 3). The meaning of the word environment did not become a major factor in the lives of humanity until 1945. The tragic events that led to the end of World War II sparked a chief movement in history: American Environmentalism. Global decision-making changed as well as human unity due to the mere purpose that fate of all people and the environment became intertwined (Stoll 1). I will further discuss the dramatic attempts made by some Americans to bring the importance

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    Green Environmentalism

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    personal affect on the world. With the spark of the “Modern Green Movement” created by the book Silent Spring many people began to reevaluate their impact on the world. Later many laws would be passed to insure the preservation of Earth as a whole. Environmentalism is advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution. This was the main idea to work towards living a more “green” lifestyle. Henry David Thoreau’s book Maine Woods was another book promoting his love

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    In recent decades, concern about environmentalism has risen on a worldwide scale. Environmentalism is defined by Merriam Webster as the “advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment; especially: the movement to control pollution” (Merriam Webster). In the United States, we have the Environmental Protection Agency, but the positions and policies that come from that department are highly politicized. Within the Christian community specifically, the controversy

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    Rethinking Environmentalism

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    Rethinking Environmentalism Long before the Hayman fire ripped through more than 100,000 acres of Colorado forests, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service officials wanted to thin the area where the blaze started and clear it of dangerous dead woods, underbrush and other fuels that were likely to ignite and explode. But environmental groups objected to the thinning, and thus stymied the Forest Service plans. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth said forestry management projects have

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