"Schriner added he found the Toledo Zoo Bird Shows ending by narrator Emily Insalaco insightful. We've not inherited this earth from our parents; were borrowing it from our children, she said." - The Press, Maumee Bay, Ohio
Dramatically reverse trends leading to global warming (and immediately sign the Kyoto Protocol for significant reduction of greenhouse gases). Make clean, renewable alternative energy (solar, wind, water) Americas primary source of energy.No to nuclear technologyCreate incentives for Americans to substantially cut back on their energy use.Heightened focus on alternative transportation: solar and electric vehicles, bicycling, walking in a more decentralized society.Switch to more biomass fuel sources.Implement Walkable Communities Model nationwideReforest America CampaignBetter, and more regionally oriented, forest management practicesEnd eco-system damaging grazing on federal lands.Ban environmentally toxic lawn fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.Emission control standards for gasoline powered lawn equipment.Ban toxic (to the environment and humans) farm chemicals -- including a shift to much more organic growing.Curb urban sprawl and reestablish wildlife habitat including incentives for more Backyard Habitats.Inspire Endangered Species Associations for each species thats currently endangered.Stop water pollution.Help generate more clean water in the U.S. and in the Third World with desalinization plants, low-tech solar ovens for water pasteurization in the Third World, gutter systems to harvest rainwaterTremendously stepped-up Recycling Program nationwide.Become a Society of Conservers.
"There are also things homeowners can do to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, [Schriner] said, such as riding a bike or walking places, not using air conditioning, turning the thermostat down and wearing sweaters at home during the winter all things he and his family do. " -Gothenburg (NE) Times
Caption: In order to want to save the environment, you have to learn to love the environment. This means spending time in nature. Florida's Richard Ryan (trail name: "Lion Heart") is in the midst here of spending a lot of time in nature. We met him in Kent, Connecticut as he was into his 3rd month and 900th mile of hiking the Appalachian Trail.