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    the Treehouse is a traditional duplex home with a backyard that is host to an urban community farming initiative, with plots of land for traditional vegetable and native permaculture gardens. The members of the Treehouse use these plots of land to lead weekly public gardening days for community members of Muhlenberg College and the city of Allentown. It was during the countless hours spent cultivating these gardens that I refined my affinity for horticulture. Additionally, due to my and fellow house members’ involvement with multiple socio-environmental groups on campus such as EnAcT, the Community Garden Club, the Multicultural Council and more, the house and its gardens became the institutional hub for sustainability and social justice movements. The keystone to my living experience in the Treehouse was our initiative to bridge the gap between the actions of student organizations and the theories that we were learning in the classroom. This was achieved through conversations with professors to create student-advisor relationships in order to help facilitate the establishment of green initiatives throughout the house’s property. By working with multiple classes, students and professors we were able to receive donations of rare native plant species for the permaculture garden along with grants for the installation of a passive solar hot water heater, a rainwater capture system, a garden composting program, house-wide LED lighting fixtures, and an online portal within our…

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    What may be a surprise to some is that he was one of the early leaders of the American wilderness movement. Throughout his life he played many roles: wildlife manager, naturalist, wilderness advocate, poet, scientist, philosopher, and visionary. Yet he is best known as author of, “A Sand County Almanac”. Working over a twelve-year period, Leopold wrote, re-wrote, and re-wrote again, essays that both informed people of how the natural world worked, and inspired people to take action to ensure the…

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    Wilderness was shaped in the image of particular groups of people by playing on their cultural values. Interweaving strong values into the landscapes stimulated a stronger response from the public through spiritual connections, opportunities for recreation and opportunities to prove self-worth in dangerous environments. In the same way that a presidential candidate platforms the prominent values of the dominant ideology to get votes, “wilderness hides its unnaturalness behind a mask,” (Cronon,…

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    The conservation movement within the United States was the ending of an unlimited national resource era and the beginning of the creation of nature as capitalism. Between the years of 1850-1930 government opened up national parks and forest in hopes to balance out the effects of westward expansion and the depletion of America’s natural advantages. Within this movement there were many key officials such as Theodore Roosevelt who saw the benefits in protecting the United States natural sights.…

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    Into the Wild Essay Despite the fact that chris left society, it is reasonable to he was influenced by people who in the wild with only cloths and story because he was influenced to go in the wild to find adventure and himself Many people doesn’t know what reason did Chris go in wild people there are many reason why chris left society and travel through US. He was so influenced by the people who in the wild alone and survive or tell a story in the wild. Chris is person will follow his dream…

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    this book to present very important and often overlooked information. He discussed how many historians have based their views off of conservationists that lived away from nature and did not focus on the views of the common person that had these forests right outside their doors. He discussed the different points involved with the change from no rules regarding to nature to complete conservation of nature. By using the more unknown points of view he is able to enlighten people further than what…

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    MPG Ranch Project Analysis

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    Although the group as a whole preaches to be a conservation group, I tend to see them somewhere in between conservation and preservation. The group 's overall goal of preserving land for future generations is an idea that directly mirrors the goals of conservationists. Also, the ranch is economically focused on using the land directly for human use. However, this is where I think the comparisons start because I feel that many of their environmental philosophies mirror very closely with Arne…

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    Definition Of Wilderness

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    Wilderness has many definitions, and they tend to change through time. Back when we were still exploring this country, it was seen as an evil place where it is hard to survive. This was until later on when we realized the potential abundance of resources that wilderness has to offer us. Once we started using and abusing the wilderness and its resources, there was a shift in definition from a place of resources to a place of beauty and rarity. Today, wilderness is defined as an area of land 5,000…

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    Collecting For Children

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    Collecting for kids is a fascinating, patience strengthening hobby that can promote a valuable historical learning experience. Amassing treasures has many other benefits as well, for the child and the environment. As a collector myself, I can tell you this is true. Collecting teaches kids patience. As Jimmie Lanley writes in her blog aboutone.com, “collecting is a slow hobby that develops a child’s patience as he looks for new treasures. The thrill of discovery is a huge fascination of…

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    Over the last seventy years, Americans have become increasingly more aware and involved in both the conservation movement and the environmental movement as a whole. With the rise of the environmental movement in the 1960s, quality of life and health concerns became of the utmost importance to the American public. Post World War II, issues such as nuclear testing, pesticide and other chemical use/waste products, and the production of plastic goods in combination with American consumerism culture…

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