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Save The Everglades
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
Life is about choosing. Some choices are simple. Do you brush your teeth before or after you eat breakfast? Do you do your chores before or after your favorite TV show comes on?
But some choices are a lot harder to make than those two. Do you build a factory that will bring jobs to the community even if it also brings pollution and overcrowding? You might say no if you have a job, but yes if you need one. You might say no if you live near the factory, but yes if you own a restaurant nearby where the factory workers will surely eat lunch.
People in communities face choices like this all the time. Often they come into conflict over them. Save The Everglades is a story about one such conflict and how it was resolved. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
Save The Everglades • Reviews
"It is a woman's business to be interested in the environment. It's an extended form of housekeeping." - Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
"While written as a social studies textbook for young children, Save The Everglades is the most accurate account ever published about the time so many years ago when environmentalists, Native Americans and the people who lived and hunted in the Everglades joined together to protect America's most endangered National Park." - Tracys Landing, Maryland.
"Save The Everglades tells the story of Joe Browder's successful 1969 effort to defeat the planned construction of a major airport 50 miles from Miami in the Big Cypress Swamp. As head of the Miami chapter of the U.S. National Audubon Society, Browder felt that his only chance to stop the destructive development in the swamp would be to gain support from others. He convinced both old-time alligator hunter Gator Bill and Miccosukee chief Buffalo Tiger to join his fight." - Scottsdale, Arizona.
"For Joe Browder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and the Friends of the Everglades, the Florida wetlands are a priceless environmental treasure. When a surpersonic jetport is planned for construction in Big Cypress Swamp, both the swamp and the Everglades are threatened." - Cambium Learning.
"Joe Browder's national environmental leadership is the topic of a social studies textbook distributed to schools throughout the U.S. (Save The Everglades, Stamper, General Editor Alex Haley, Steck Vaughn, 1992). He is one of a small number of global experts on environment and development recognized by the Managing Global Issues project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was the first Conservation Director of Friends of the Earth, and was the first Treasurer of the League of Conservation Voters, the national environmental political campaign committee." - Dunlap & Browder.