Tag Archives: environment

7 Generations Radio–The Wilderness Act–Ed Zahniser–Feb 7, 2015

Ed Zahniser provides background on the passage and provisions of the Wilderness Act enacted in 1964. Ed is a retired writer and editor for the National Park Service.  His father, Howard Zahniser was the principal architect of the Wilderness Act.

This broadcast is hosted by Joe Gray and broadcast from WSHC Shepherdstown at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

7 Generations Radio–Sustainable Shepherdstown May 31, 2014

Recorded at WSHC Radio, Shepherdstown, WV–7 Generations Show, Host: Joe Gray, Guests: Ellen Smith and Graham Smith-White of Sustainable Shepherdstown

Discussion centers on current and possible future activities to make the community more sustainable. Topics include, solar energy, energy efficiency, clean water, herbicides, permaculture, food, public transportation and a new bike path.

7 Generations — What’s it all about?

7 Generations is about life and its continuity, human and other.  it is about the belief that man has a niche to find in the natural order, that he has breached that and is in danger of destroying his/her self and much of the rest of nature as well.  The threats are the result of greed and a short term view of life.  But the threats are also because we have a mushrooming human population and limited resources.  They are because of our lifestyle and economic systems, and these are not easily changed.  We have become dependent upon corporate entities that have no emotional, human or spiritual makeup, save the bottom line.  We need to break that dependency by adopting locally sustainable ways that are not dependent on burning fossil fuels, or destroying the earth’s resources.  We also need to learn to rein in corporations so that they work to the benefit of mankind and the rest of nature.  We also face the threat of continuing resource wars as fossil fuel and other resources, including water, dwindle.  How will we head off or defuse those wars?  We have all the warning signs.  Only by working together will we have a chance of overcoming these threats.  Let’s have a discussion about these things. Let’s develop a vision for the future, a way out that will protect future generations.