Environmental Resources: Individual Action
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Humanity has always been linked with nature, including attempts to harness the environment for survival. Previously, civilization’s effects on the earth’s ecosystem, neither insubstantial nor undamaging, didn’t point to worldwide environmental collapse. Time may be running out. Galloping human populations and accelerating technologies have wounded the natural world as habitats are encroached upon or destroyed. No wonder Canadians are eager to learn about environmental issues! This column focuses on gateways providing information about current practices the general public (librarians too!) can immediately use to positively affect their ecological footprint.