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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Environmentalism for All

Being a professional who has worked and lived in different regions of the midwest and east coast over the past few years, I've had opportunities to meet more people in the fields of environment protection and planning. I've been able to gain more insight about myself as well as about Americans of various races, creeds, and nationalities. As an African American, an environmentalist and as planner, I am consistently reminded of how few minorities there are in these fields. There's been significant talk and writing recently about the state of the environmental movement. Some have even gone so far as to call the movement "dead". Is this true? Have we seen the best of what environmentalism, smart growth and other movements has to offer? Full article here