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What would you include in a brief summary on the history of the environmental movement?

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kimamccray | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM via web

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  1. What would you include in a brief summary on the history of the environmental movement?

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mwalter822 | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted July 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM (Answer #1)

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I would start by looking at the history of the environmental movement. There might not be any one correct answer to that question, but you could offer 1892 as a starting point, since that’s when the Sierra Club was founded. The Sierra Club began lobbying Congress to preserve natural areas of the country.

I would emphasize major legislation that been passed to help fight environmental problems. One of the earliest important laws was the Refuse Act of 1899.

I would suggest mentioning some of the major literary works that have had an impact on the environmental movement, such as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

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