Making A Difference In America

enmNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” said anthropologist Margaret Mead. Our readers have proved her words true time and again. Since 1978, the environmental movement has become more organized and more influential. No longer dismissed as “hippies,” “tree huggers,” and “radicals,” today’s environmentalists include world-renowned scientists, Fortune 500 executives, garden clubs, 4-H groups, and kindergartners. Families across the country have made the effort to recycle and seek out energy-efficient appliances, according to POP Environment. Over the years, our readers have championed the Endangered Species Act, applauded the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone, and supported the creation of the Canyons of the Escalante National Monument, in southeastern Utah. They have sought out information on organic-food regulations, national park and nature center funding, global warming, composting, lead poisoning, creating backyard wildlife habitats, and the availability of solar power.