Era Of Environmentalism

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The era of environmentalism led to numerous laws being passed between the 1960s and 1970s. The U.S. Congress specifically passed a number of legislative measures to restore damage done to the environment and lay the foundation for preventative harm. Many of the actions taken are observable in nature today. Laws from this era that still impact society today include rules mandating air, endangered species, forest resources, and water. However, with the rapidly evolving institutions and industries prevalent in modern life, the issue of environmental health has never been more important. The potential impact of mandates passed by the government should be in the forefront of our contemporary concerns. The economy, political platforms, and media …show more content…
Members of the Tea Party support a free-market environmentalism system. This platform argues for private property right, basically doing whatever one wants with the resources in nature. Thorner, a Tea Party activist, believes that the schemes set upon by higher authorities have only made things worse. She critiques the authors of books like Nature Unbound, which criticizes federal government policies and rethinks environmental regulations. Her article defames the EPA and calls their recent behavior radical because they “lobby organizations into the government” and then are then able to regulate environmental policies. Activists like Thorner are contributing to the number of growing deregulation supporters and pose a challenge to environmental education according to Stewart Hudson, president of the Emily Hall Tremain Foundation. His organization leads philanthropy efforts in the education of arts, environment, and learning disabilities. He too stresses the importance of environmental educators to adapt to the “evolving social and technological landscape” with new information and methodologies emphasized in environmental science classes and organizations today. Strengthening environmental knowledge in order to progress the deployment of this information to the general public is vital. One of the oldest environmental health organizations in our city, I Love A Clean San Diego, has made it their …show more content…
Citizens need to be educated about the current environmental crises that affect our world’s inhabitants. This includes the translation of complex and often, entrenched environmental legislation that is passed by national governments. Working at an environmental organization has provided me with a unique insight into the language and methodologies applied to creating a healthier, cleaner world for people. Thinking globally and acting locally has compelled me to take a more analytical look at the pragmatic logic used by environmental lobbyists, educators, and

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