Real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

The Point of View Cir­cus acts not con­vinc­ing the masses (July 6) hit the nail right on the head.

Un­like the lu­natic fringe of Green­peace hang­ing from bridges to hold up ship traf­fic, real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists act dif­fer­ently.

Real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists ride bikes, scoot­ers and pub­lic tran­sit. Real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists grow food on mar­ginal land, pur­chase lo­cally grown pro­duce and make com­post. Most im­por­tantly, real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists live lives of el­e­gant sim­plic­ity.

The lat­est elec­tronic play toy from the big box store or the in­ter­net is of no in­ter­est to them.

If there were more real en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists, pipe­lines and tar sands de­vel­op­ments would not be needed.

David Nielsen

Lon­don, Ont.

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