The Green Thing

But that old lady is right. They didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

I can remember time before the green thing. Actually the greed thing Oh sorry, I ment the green movement sort of came to be n the late 60’s, along with the hippies, peace, flower power… Back in the time before the green thing, many people haden’t developed an environmental consciousness. Actually, our ancestors were very good with the green thing – when humans were dependent on nature and had only simple tools, the hand of man had little negative effect on the environment. Humans respected the necessary interaction of plants and animals and everything had a purpose. This was an environmental awareness that mankind developed, because we were dependent on a functioning ecological system protection and preservation of natural resources. Along came the modern inventions with the industrial revolution – electricity, gas engines, tin cans… our culture changed very fast over the past 125 years. Having spent years documenting archaeological remains in our National Forests, I noted so much trash dating to the period of time from after WWl – the early 1960’s. In areas where logging or mining activities were present, there remains related trash cans, equipment, what ever – they would just leave it. People seemed to loose respect for the environment – rape the land for profit and greed – get as much as fast as you can using modern technology – big equipment, chain saws… the face of the land was being forever modified and hapening so fast – finally the green movement began an attempt to preserve some natural ecological systems before it was too late.

But that old lady is right. They didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

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3 Responses to The Green Thing

  1. geohuntr says:

    The Contenental Divide Trail System – established in 1978, is an excellent example of the good Green does – take a hike!

  2. jennyozzy says:

    its the governments who are greedy and we follow like sheep the farms everything all trying a quick turn over and earth cannot keep up great blog xxjen

  3. Geohuntr says:

    This mornings Missoulian newspaper has an artical about former Sec. of Interior – Bruce Babbitt recent comments on the Republican plan to open up 50,000,000 acres of Wilderness classified lands – to multiple use – logging, road building and mineral extraction. These Conservative politicians apparently don’t have a clue about the numerous benefits of wild lands – they sit in Washington and dole out our natural resources to the highest bidder.

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