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December 2nd 2007 - The Sunday Edition
 
Letter from the Editor

Politics, economics and the environment is our theme this week. It is strange how those three are constantly entwined on the social level.

Business people are always looking to make a quick buck off by raping our natural resources. Conservationists are concerned about the damage we are doing to our water, our air and the world around us. Politicians try to keep both sides happy and frequently fail to do so.

The issue I want to bring up however is the difference between the words "conservationist" and "environmentalist". Environmentalists have developed a bad reputation that has resulted in people calling them radicals, when in reality they are pioneers. The word conservationists in contrast is less threatening and people aren't worried about changes, but rather conserving what we already have.

So here's the two words I want to promote: "Pioneering Conservationist"... so much better than radical environmentalist.

Feminists have been dealing with this "radical stereotyping" for decades now. The phrase "radical feminists" is used far too often. Many left wing causes are called "radical" by the right wing and it is a sad fact that it boils down to verbal jousting.

So perhaps the word I am most interested in, and the one I hope you readers will consider using more often, is pioneer. We need to recapture that spirit of innovation and say things like: "Solar panels is not radical. It is pioneering for the future."

Because it is, it really is.

Sincerely,
Suzanne MacNevin
Editor of the Lilith eZine


The Environmental eZine

The sky is the limit as Charles Moffat details the future of condominiums and living high in the sky.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/environmental/The-Future-of-Condo-Complexes.html

Janet Ho mixes science, the Simpsons and statistics to show us where bio-diesel (aka biofuel) is going.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/environmental/Biofuel-Green-Gold.html


The Politics eZine

Charles Moffat concludes that the American economy is outsourcing too many manufacturing jobs.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/politics/American-Economy-Lacks-Manufacturing.html

Suzanne MacNevin gives some friendly advice on how to deal with telemarketers, plus videos and cartoons.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/politics/Dealing-with-Telemarketers.html




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