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ERIC Number: ED065272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 295
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The Ecological Citizen: Good Earthkeeping in America.
Van Sickle, Dirck
What one can do, as an individual and in local action groups, to preserve and improve our environment is described. Postulated is the hypothesis that our environment is being revaged to maintain a high standard of consumption, not a high standard of living. If we are to survive, change is crucial. Unless we stop being "Gross National Product-minded" and become planet-minded, there seems no way at all of surviving our planned future. The first third of the book describes resource consumption and how long certain resources will last. The latter part provides answers to the question "What can I do now?" on individual and group levels. Most of the suggestions describe altering individual lifestyles to lower our personal tax on the environment. Thus, the building and defending of ecological systems are, of necessity, advocated. (BL)
Harper & Row, 49 East 33 Street, New York, New York 10016 ($1.25)
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