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Posts Tagged ‘environmentalist’

Conservative Environmentalist – Oxymoron?

I have an internal dispute raging inside myself.  OK, there is not actually any rage, but two of my core beliefs are often at odds.  I am a conservative and an environmentalist.  Most people that I encounter assume that since I work for an environmental agency I must be a liberal…wrong.  I really do not think that these beliefs are at odds for the most part.

Earth Day 2009

As someone who works in the environmental field, Earth Day is the super bowl.  It is a day when many folks alter their behavior and do things that are “earth friendly” for a day and then go back to the way they always do things.  There are a lot of slogans and events and wearing of t-shirts with earth symbols.

Earth Day is an unusual time for me as a conservative, an environmentalist and someone who works at an environmental regulatory agency.  It is my experience that most people who work in the field are left-leaning and are probably registered as Democrats.  You might be surprised to learn that there are a lot of us conservatives.