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Educational Outreach: Secondary (High) Schools and Universities
I have to admit that even before Mr. Marr spoke to us, I thought I know what I was in for. I thought I would be stuck with some humorless, whiney, anti-corporation environmentalist go on for a 90-miniute rant blaming our government and our wasteful ignorant society for destroying the world. Luckily those judgments I made were way off target.
Mr. Marr was not only passionate, witty, and interesting, he was also quite rational and reasonable. He really sought out the roots of our environmental problems rather than picking a scapegoat such as logging companies. The roots of the problem do not lie in some global corporate conspiracy, but rather out of necessity of poor developing nations. It is not an evil CEO actively seeking the destruction of the environment, but rather just all the developing peoples of the world doing what they can to survive.
However, he was not only bearing the bad news about the environment. He was not trying to pour the blame on to these people. Mr. Marr was looking to try to help them to correct those problems.
The fact that Mr. Marr was being proactive about the dangers facing our
environment is what I respect about him most. Whether he was bring
alternative energy ideas to a village, raising awareness through the
media, fighting for better customs control, or making presentations in
classroom, he was attempting to resolve these issues.
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