ERIC Number: ED058079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Environmental Crisis: Root Causes and Opportunities for Solution.
Horn, Barbara, Ed.
Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Conservation Education Association, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, August, 1971, are reported in this booklet. Utilizing the theme - The Environmental Crisis: Root Causes and Opportunities for Solution - the program was aimed at environmental problems where we live; the urban area. It dealt with citizen action, focused on root causes, and featured involvement through exposure to environmental problems brought on by man's concentration of technology in population. Major addresses were entitled, "Underlying Issues of the Environmental Crisis;""Role of Citizens and Citizen Organizatis Within the Legal System - Judicial Approach;""Eco-Tactics and Organizations - An Action Approach;""Responsibilities of the Individual - A Life Style Approach;""Role of Citizens and Citizen Organizations Within the Political Process - Legislative Approach;" and "A New Role for American Education - A National Strategy." Other sessions dealt with the role of the state environmental education consultant, the open classroom approach to environmental education for inner city youth, developing state environmental education plans, elementary and secondary education, youth organizations, colleges and universities, and the general public--influential citizens--policy makers. Environmental influences and problems are exemplified through descriptions of field trip activities. A roster of conference participants is included. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation Education Association, Billings, MT.
Note: Report of the National Conservation Education Association Conference (18th, August 15-19, 1971, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)