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By Newt Gingrich

ISBN-10: 0801887801

ISBN-13: 9780801887802

Focusing the environmental debate at the precept of universal dedication, former Speaker of the home Newt Gingrich and eminent conservationist Terry L. Maple current a freelance with the Earth. They claim a necessity for bipartisan environmentalism -- a brand new period of environmental stewardship with ideas that they think such a lot americans will percentage. whereas acknowledging that liberals and conservatives don't see eye to eye on many concerns, Gingrich and Maple argue effectively that environmental stewardship is a mainstream price that transcends partisan politics. Their considerate techniques to our environmental demanding situations are in line with 3 major premises: environmental management is imperative to America's function on the earth, technologically savvy environmental marketers can and will be the cornerstone of environmental options, and cooperation and incentives needs to be dramatically elevated to accomplish possible and widely supported environmental solutions.Gingrich and Maple think that almost all humans -- despite how they categorize themselves politically -- are weary of the felony and political conflicts that hinder contributors and groups from figuring out some great benefits of environmental conservation. the basis of the booklet -- a ten-point agreement with the Earth -- promotes ingenuity over rhetoric because the manner ahead.

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The 2008 presidential campaign should challenge our nation’s leaders to articulate a new and comprehensive vision for environmental problem solving. By applying the environmental mantra ‘‘think globally, act locally,’’ we can engineer solutions to environmental problems tailored to fit local circumstances and avoid heavyhanded, federal programs that threaten the autonomy of towns, cities, and states. ’’ advancing with confidence and optimism These five principles guide our Contract with the Earth.

Politicians should compete on the basis of who has the best solutions and be judged by the outcomes of solutions they sponsor. 15 A Contract with the Earth We should agree to elevate the environmental debate to a higher plane of civil dialogue. A cessation of shouting is long overdue; it is time to communicate. 9. Support the Environment through Philanthropy and Investment. A coordinated, strategic philanthropy will support the increasing priority of environmental events and issues. We need to enlist America’s most a√luent corporations, foundations, and individuals to help solve complex environmental problems.

First, zoo professionals are 31 A Contract with the Earth motivated by a deep emotional bond with the animals in their care. They are committed to the welfare and survival of all forms of wildlife. Our nation’s zoos could not in good conscience exhibit wildlife without a serious commitment to saving the habitats that sustain them in nature. To promote this cause, the members of AZA created a new vision for their members and patrons, symbolized by a memorable slogan crafted by scholar-marketers at the Minnesota Zoo, arguably the simplest and most eloquent conservation slogan articulated by any zoo: Strengthening the bond between people and the living earth.

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