American Environmental Leaders (2 Vol Set) by Anne Becher

By Anne Becher

A finished and various, award-winning choice of biographies of crucial figures in American environmentalism. As our surroundings alterations, and environmental issues develop into an increasing number of widely used, this encyclopedia offers much-needed info at the key avid gamers within the environmental circulate.

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Although students successfully rallied for many years to assure that Anderson teach, the Environmental Studies department did not renew her contract in 2005. Students, using the skills Anderson had taught them, investigated University records and found a barrage of communications from polluters and political appointees of governor Bill Owens. The records showed that these 24 corporate and government interests sought to undermine Anderson’s faculty position over the pollution research she and her students had discovered, along with evidence of lax enforcement actions by the state.

A. in philosophy and theology in 1966 and a Master’s degree in philosophy in 1969. During the early 1960s she worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on civil rights marches and voter registration drives in Alabama. At the age of 25 she left Marquette to coordinate the White House Conference on Children and Youth, then went on to National Public Radio to develop the program All Things Considered, which, incidentally, she named. For the next five years— starting in 1974—she worked as a special assistant to John D.

Increasingly, she felt aimless and hindered by the fact that there were few options at this time for aspiring women. In the end, her circumstances combined forces against her, and she fell into a depression that lasted for years. During this period, she occasionally traveled with her stepmother overseas. On one visit to London, Addams was shocked by the poverty and filth in the slums there. It had a profound impact on her and provoked her to 14 action, and she finally began to feel as if she had a purpose.

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