Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No Beaten Path Introduction

When a problem arises, there is a solution. However, when the issue is environmental, a perfect resolution does not appear to be achievable. When handling the conflict and striving for an endpoint around an environmental issue, one must always take into considerations the cultural, economical, and political impacts associated. Although we believe the environment takes precedent over all of these (as without nature, none of them would be in existence), our world today is too intertwined to ignore them. In handling environmental unrest, there is never a clear set of instructions to resolve it. No beaten path has been laid out by our predecessors that can guide us to the perfect end. As leaders, we must take up the responsibility to forge our own path and assist others in attempting to find the one that will produce a solution for our environmental turmoil.

As a group, we believe that the current most effective course of action is to have individuals enact changes in seemingly small ways. With people putting forth an effort to alter their choices in an environmentally conscience manner on a wide scale, these seemingly small changes compile into a massive improvement in the quality of our environment. Each week we plan to blog through various mediums (personal opinion combined with outside sources) little changes that individuals can make in order to heal the environment and allow it to prosper. Bellow is an outline of who is planning on posting for the blog over the next several weeks:

Oct 23 - Kyle
Oct 30 - Alissa
Nov 6 - Edward
Nov 13 - Stouffer
Nov 20 -  Danielle

1 comment:

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