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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Wendy M Otto
Fri, 9 Oct 1998 12:40:13 -0700 (MST)
Response to "community ecological issues"
1. How has your community addressed ecoloical issues, traditionally and in
Growing up in Kansas City, I don't recall really hearing anyone
concerned with ecology issues; Other than recyling trash and even then
it seemed people only began to take it seriously in 1991. Arizona however
seems quite different, infact the community seems rather involved with the
constriction projects going on around them and weather or not these
projects could seriously damage any of the wild plant or animal life.
Usually the news shows people protesting, signing petition, or going to
court. Of course if you don't watch a lot of T.V. you can always hear
about it on the local radio stations.
Anyway you look at it its very interesting to see how different
poeple respond to the happenings around them. I am not sure if K.C. was
different because a lot of the land had already been devloped, or if it
was just a time where people just did'n concern themselves with such
"details." However I do recall in 1993 a class that was offered in
Hischool, it was refered to as Student Naturalists. In that class we
were tought about the different wild life native to our area and did side
projects with cleaning up the highways, or fixing up parks. Unfortunally
this type of class seemed to be the only place were I remember hearing
about peoples impact on the land around us. It seems those "details" were
more important the anyone seemed to realise.