Comments on: Developing the Lorax Within http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/ The EPA Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:22:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Isabel Long http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/#comment-25036 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:41:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21405#comment-25036 Marva and Electra, thank you for your comments. I’m glad you like the article. It always good to keep our emotional connection to nature, and never miss the opportunity to enjoy the peace and calm effect that has on us. I hope as my son grows, his love for nature grows as well.

Best,
Isabel

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/#comment-25035 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:18:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21405#comment-25035 Electra,
Thanks for your comments.
Lina-EPA

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By: electra27 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/#comment-25034 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:01:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21405#comment-25034 I am reminded of another children’s book: The Giving Tree, and its sad ending. I am reminded of my childhood growing up in Brooklyn, a tree-lined street of soft maples that created a tunnel-like canopy for us children playing stick-ball in the street….until, the roots broke up the sidewalks, then all the soft maples and the tulipa in from of my building, were cut down. Then my mind wanders to Franklin Square, where I spent the next part of my life, the huge mulberry tree in back was cut down because it was “too messy” and the soft maple in front was cut down because…the roots were breaking up the sidewalk. And the mimosas I planted alongside the house were cut down by my father. I do not know why. Tonight as I sit here in my apartment in Queens with open windows, it is windy so I can hear the wind rustling the leaves–a beautiful sound, but, there was a paulownia out back, the management cut it down because they thought the roots were causing water damage. I water the street tree out front, but cannot with a hose because the management thinks the hose is too dangerous…And as I walk around my neighborhood, I see the slow dying out of the soft maples, leafless, bark gone, and the willows, leafless, and wilted leaves on street trees because it has been dry here and no one waters them….and wonder….what we can lose…but do not understand why existing laws to protect our environment, such as recycling, are not enforced by our city agencies. I guess we do not see the connection between our actions and the consequences to our environment?

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/#comment-25033 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:29:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21405#comment-25033 Thanks, Marva for your comments.

Lina-EPA

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By: Marva King, PhD http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/developing-the-lorax-within-2/#comment-25032 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:07:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21405#comment-25032 Excellent! Great article! I truly enjoyed the connection to your son’s story book. On so many levels we all should remember what it takes to play in this world as a toddler not only with the natural elements but also with the human elements. Bravo!

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