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ERIC Number: ED052980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 9
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From Awareness to Action.
Ruckelshaus, William D.
An address evaluating the environmental situation, presented by William D. Ruckelshaus, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is contained in this document. Delivered for an Earth Day program at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 22, 1971, it stresses the point that environmental concern has changed from an era of awareness one year ago to one of action today. The focus is on the individual and the responsibility each bears to move beyond awareness to action to return man to a balance with nature. One must incorporate an assessment of the impact of all that he may plan or do on nature and its finite resources, as well as consider alternatives which might minimize environmental damage. The development of an environmental ethic which values the heritage of man on the earth is needed together with a commitment to back up this belief. While the elements exist for a successful solution to the problems of environmental degradation, man must unite to achieve such goals and offer Americans their best hope for dramatic success in restoration and preservation of the environment. (BL)
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Note: Paper presented at the second Earth Day Celebration, Ohio State University, Columbus, April 22, 1971