Conservation of Natural Resources

“Charles Fishman: Why College Students Should Start Paying Attention to Water

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Water speaker and The Big Thirst author Charles Fishman outlines how almost everything that's important in the world relies on water, and water issues will quickly find a place atop the list of priorities for the young people of today.

The Lavin Agency, “Charles Fishman: Why College Students Should Start Paying Attention to Water,” YouTube (video), February 25, 2013. Accessed August 14, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM7S0_Qi3B4.

Why Care about Water?

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National Geographic, “Why Care about Water?” National Geographic (video), n.d. Accessed August 14, 2013.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/freshwater/env-fre....

New York Bottled Water Ban

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CNN Video about tapwater.

CNN, “New York Bottled Water Ban,” Riverkeeper (video), September 2, 2009. Accessed August 14, 2013, http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/tapwater/.

Water Is Life

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Article explores whether we will have enough water to sustain an ever-growing population on earth.

Barbara Kingsolver, “Water Is Life,” in National Geographic (April 2010), http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water-is-life/kingsolver-text.

Poisoned Waters (2009)

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More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways—the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay—are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people.

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02:00
Poisoned Waters

Our Precious Earth (2012)

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All the people in the world live on the same planet, which we call home. This program explains why Earth is precious and how it is being damaged. Special attention is paid to how we can conserve natural resources and care for the planet.

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Primary
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Our Precious Earth

Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community (2004)

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Profiles a diverse group of Goldman Environmental Prize winners who have made it their duty to protect their local environments. The inspiring stories pose questions about how to weigh the needs of modern life with the reality of its impact on the environment. Demonstrates many ways that regular people can become environmental heroes.

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Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community