Earth Day: A Reminder to the Tourism Industry for the Need for Education and New Planning, Policy and Management.Last Updated on 2013-04-18 16:16:45
The first Earth Day in 1970 took place in the form of educational activities across the nation. It was chaired, though, not by educators, but by two politicians, Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson from WI and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey from CA.
The event united both political parties, labor and business, the rich and the poor, urban and rural populations, and student movements across the land. Remarkable results were achieved through this educational consciousness raising, including the creation of the U.S. EPA, passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act, and it laid the foundation for many environmental initiatives still active today.
That first Earth Day, Dave coordinated a week-long Earth Day program at California Lutheran University that provided intergenerational education for the entire city of Thousand Oaks, CA. It was a life-changing... More »
Lessons from Climate Change: Past & PresentLast Updated on 2013-01-09 00:00:00
Join broadcaster, distinguished conservation biologist and author Dr Reese Halter as he discusses environmental wins from 2012. In order to fully appreciate the speed of climate change today Dr Reese will draw upon climate examples from the past. Colleges & Universities, Cities & Towns and Corporate America are helping to reduce our water and carbon footprints -- good news abounds !
The presentaton will include a review of the 12 Blue Community Strategies developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World for protecting our coastal habitat and marine environments. This will include showing some of the videos Dr Halter narrated in a collaborative production of the USF Patel Collebe of Global Sustainability, Walt Disney World® Animal, Science, & Environment team, and the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change Blue Community initiative.
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