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You can vote, petition, speak publically, call your representatives in government, be a informed consumer and take responsibility for being an agent of positive change. If more of us "pacifist hiker types" (as we were tagged in other threads) were megaphones for preservation, I think we'd make much more headway.sidhayes wrote:After all, what can you do about it.
Wouldn't that be perfect! Yeah, this one always kills me. If I didn't spend so much blinking time hiking, I might be able to make more money. But, then, I wouldn't be hiking and what's the point of being rich if you can't enjoy it?sidhayes wrote:Perhaps a solution would be to become one of the "rich" and donate the land.
All of us are guilty by that standard - every single person living in the US who is "on the grid". However, some of us are making efforts to lessen the size of our footprints, while others are buying bigger shoes...joe bartels wrote:The majority of us are guilty, stating one is more guilty than the other is ludicrous.
I agree with you 100%. Kind of like people who live in suburbs and small towns but complain about urban sprawl, as if other people don't have the right to make the same choices they did. We're all guilty.joe bartels wrote:I find it difficult to believe people are truly concerned about an ecosystem or the environment in general when they drive fossil fuel vehicles and/or have babies in this over populated world. The majority of us are guilty, stating one is more guilty than the other is ludicrous.
Well that's cause you're the man!Jeff MacE wrote:All I can say in response to Joe is that I have only one child and I walk to both work and school.
I know you didn't mean to denigrate the movement, Joe; but some folks probably do. The hardest thing is getting the image of a stoned beatnik or unwashed trust fund baby chained to a tree out of people's head when they think of conservationism. I would expect Joe to be one of the guys out there in force if someone wanted to build a resort atop the Superstitions, for example...joe bartels wrote:Well that's cause you're the man!Jeff MacE wrote:All I can say in response to Joe is that I have only one child and I walk to both work and school.
I'm not trying to put anybody down. I'm simply saying I don't support people like Abbey that boasts environment while spitting on it at the same time or Goldwater pushing for elevation limits while living above the level :roll: