Comments on: If You See Something (Environmentally-Related), Can You Say Something? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/if-you-see-say/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Sandra Nussbaum http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/if-you-see-say/#comment-16913 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:45:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1295#comment-16913 What about a totally different approach for the “If you see something, say something” campaign as it relates to environmental actions? Why not focus on more public recognition of all the good things people do for the environment? Positive reinforcement can be such a powerful tool, especially when you frame it as an injunctive norm, i.e., what is typically approved of in society.

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By: wade harter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/if-you-see-say/#comment-16912 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:20:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1295#comment-16912 Relative to “see sometning, say something” I offer the following. I see an administration that is sending our manufacturing offshore about as fast as McDonald’s cooks hamburgers. Just in the textile /apparel industry this has resulted in over 5,000,000 lost jobs. What is so bad is that our manufacturing industries are regulated under wastewater, storm water, hazardous waste, air and other permits which mandate that we protect the environment. This is not so in China, India, Korea, etc. So why are we willing to send the pollution overseas? However, not to single out this administration, the policy goes back to Reagan and has continued under each administration, both Decomocratic and Republican. What I see is the destruction of what made this country great – manufacturing. Do we not realize what is common to all third world countries? Hint, little or no manufacturing. Do we not realize why China now owns most of our debt? Another hint, they started manufacturing.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/if-you-see-say/#comment-16911 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 06:11:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1295#comment-16911 People can have a positive impact on this issue both as individuals and as members of larger organizations. On the local level, the People First Enclusion Project on the Oso Creek Trail has greatly cut the amount of general litter there and nearly eliminated the old practice of throwing cigarette butts along the trail. While as a part of the Wild Rivers organization, advocacy work has helped to bring down a number of dams along several rivers turning them wild once again. And in the process making these rivers free flowing again for fish runs and to support more and varied wild life. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/if-you-see-say/#comment-16910 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:54:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1295#comment-16910 You assume all us citizens are able only to comprehend local environmental situations, and blind to what is happening to the nation and the World. That is why you refuse to discuss the obvious need for 100% recycling of all waste and garbage, and the equally obvious need to peacefully reduce the human population through education and family planning. Anyone with common sense knows that too much of any good thing turns it bad, but EPA staff always assumes the lowest common level of intelligence in the citizens it deals with, which narrows the field of discussion so as not to embarrass EPA’s very limited efforts to save the environment from the ecocidal effects of this out-of-control consumer economy here and around the World.

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