ERIC Number: ED194305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Future of the Environmental Movement.
Since 1963 the United States has witnessed the unprecedented success of what Stewart Udall termed the "third wave" of the conservation movement. With the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the National Environmental Policy Act and numerous other environmental bills, concern for the environment has become a significant, accepted, and institutionalized aspect of American life. Today the "fourth wave" is at hand. Now that environmental protection is part of the mainstream of our society, the challenge is to manage the successes of the past decade and a half. New competencies for environmental leadership are needed in five areas: (1) professional administration, (2) collaboration among groups with related values, (3) political action skills, (4) scientific and technological assessment, and (5) a new public education orientation towards the advocacy of positive solutions to environmental problems. The future bodes well for the environmental movement if it attracts additional leaders and if all leaders develop necessary skills in the areas identified. (WB)
Descriptors: Adults, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Futures (of Society), Leadership Qualities, Opinion Papers, Opinions, Prediction, Public Policy, Quality of Life
New England Environmental Leadership Network, The Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Special Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford Mass. New England Environmental Leadership Network.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Environmental Action; Environmental Movement; Environmental Protection