The Protection Of Environmental Deterioration

2436 WordsApr 8, 201610 Pages
When a passion for a societal concern starts to become one’s priority and they endorse themselves in acts of promotion, recognition, and direct action, one may identify them as an activist. When I think of an activist, I visualize an individual who shares a passionate connection with a concern and demonstrates great knowledge and action towards the sharing and the prevention of the issue. This semester I felt privileged to be able to listen to and observe a group of individuals who shared a common passion that they all felt strongly towards; the environment. The level of passion towards an issue can be as broad as the environmental deterioration, or as specific and local as the wetland loss in Louisiana. The several guest speakers that I was introduced to this term, including Myeengun Henry, Terrylynn Brant, Moniqu Verdin, and Ayiko Solomon all brought a different emotional aspect to their form of activism and through the many different attempts for environmental change, some more drastic than others, demonstrated a great desire towards the prevention of environmental deterioration. The contents of this paper will aim to demonstrate and show how the incorporation of these guest speakers have provided a positive influence towards my understanding and general knowledge of environmentalism and the environmental concerns that I was previously not aware of. Upon entering SY406 Environmental Sociology, I was only aware of the common environmental concerns and forms of protest,
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