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Overwhelmingly depressing..till you get to the end

I am a member of my local Sierra Club chapter and am quite proud of that fact…till I read this lengthy but biased article written by a very good writer.


Here’s the article..read it, you might enjoy it if you are cynical, capitalistic or both..


For those who would rather take my word for it than read it; first thanks! He’s basically trashing all environmental organizations that have any kind of corporate partnerships saying that profits and non-profits shouldn’t work together. One is in the business of making money and the other in saving the planet and the twain shall not meet. So what do you think? I don’t think that’s necessarily true. The last green book I read ‘Green to Gold’ was all about working together and coming up with better solutions and sharing knowledge in your domain of expertise.


But, I must say I am not sure anymore; after all I haven’t worked for WWF or The Nature Conservancy etc, so I can’t tell for sure. On second thoughts, I do belong to the Sierra Club conservancy committee and I get at least 20 emails a month from them..each one is well researched and brings to notice something good happening in the state, something shocking that needs our attention and each volunteer has something amazing to contribute..I think good things do happen at the individual levels; so maybe it’s best to work from that vantage point? This reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes from God Father: “All my life I kept trying to go up in society. Where everything higher up was legal. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes..”



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Tamanna Mohapatra
Tamanna Mohapatra
May 31, 2018

In reply to Debashis:

These are great points..someone asked me yesterday what I was doing about all this..I said I am doing the best I can; and now I need to inspire others..so, I am glad you are with me in this..

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Tamanna Mohapatra
Tamanna Mohapatra
May 31, 2018

from Debashis (debmohapatra@gmail.com)

Read the article.I must say the writer has researched well for the criticism he doles out. No good effort in this world has gone without its share of critics. But criticism should drive us to strive evn more for the causes which are right and we so truly believe in.

No doubt the article is well researched and has its facts in place. But these are mere exceptions. The fight against environmental degradation has to be multi-pronged- 1. At the individual level 2. At a community level 3. At a national /global scale.Its upto us where we want to join this fight.My perception, By making changes at an individual level and thereby exemplifying we can persuade others…

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