Global Warming And Its Effects On Urban Agriculture Essay

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Pollution, acid rain, toxic waste, global warming, sustainability, recycling; these terms are thrown into society and people start to believe there may not be a solution to the endless usage of oil, buildup of landfills, and seepage of chemicals into rivers. While there will always be individuals who fight against the possibility of going green, it just takes one individual at a time to make a difference. From the simple solution of planting a garden suggested by Pollan to the extensive research suggested by Dirks. Sustainability is an issue Huber has traced back to our Founding Fathers to the present where everyone knows General Motors. Simpson, Toman, and Ayers reveal the government policies that been put into place to enforce going green and reducing waste. While many activists push for urban agriculture, Stein writes about the negative aspects and struggles urban agriculture has in today’s society. Van Der Ryn and Cowan discuss in detail the two different types of sustainability. We can debate for years on the best alternatives for going green, but if we do not take proactive steps today there is no solution for the future. Going green can be a controversial topic, but educating and opening the eyes of the public we see it can be achieved through advances in technology, in ecology, and in our society. If we are to look to solutions for future generations we must investigate our past to see how we got to where we are today. It was in 1872 that the first national,…

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