Environmental Essay Project

Alexander Smith

     I chose the following quotes, We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do (quote 1). Do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth (quote 2). When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world (quote 3). These were said by Barbara Ward, Dave Foreman, and John Muir respectively. I picked all of these for my own personal reasons.

     The assignment given wants me to compare and contrast the quotes so... I will do so. Quote 1 and 2 generally have the same idea, while quote 3 is a little different. Quotes 1 and 2 tend to be just respect nature and good things will happen or bad things will not happen respectively. While quote 3 is going with the "goes around comes around" saying. So you could say to combine the quotes here, If you are good to nature, good will happen to all, include yourself.

     We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do is the first quote. This quote to me means we have forgotten to share the earth. We are taking over the earth with buildings, taking habitats in the process. We are eating other living beings and not even thinking of it.

     Do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth is the second quote. To me, this quote means to live on this Earth do your part to keep this earth fresh. Don't dirty it, instead clean it. This is one quote everyone needs to listen to. Every single day I see some sort of litter or someone littering, do they care? Probably not.

     When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world is the third quote and final quote. Now out of these three, this one is the most different because of the overall, what goes around comes around message. If you litter you may end up with a weekend of community service or something. Or with you killing an animal you could get in trouble because you did not have the permission to kill that animal. or you know, animal abuse, anything could happen really.