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Learning from the Past

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 2nd, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Looking Backwards to Move Forwards in a Year of Anniversaries Happy anniversary to Silent Spring, The Limits to Growth, and other environmental milestones! (Image credit: lou.veyret via Flickr) While making progress on social and environmental issues requires looking forward with vision and resolve, there’s also good reason to look backwards. This year marks the anniversary of a number of historical events important [...]

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