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3 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor

  1. Dear Editor,
    I am currently taking BILD 18: Human Impact on the Environment and have become aware of our current situation.
    One of the UN Millennium Developmental Goals is to “integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies…and reverse the loss of environmental resources.” However, the world is not doing a very good job of striving to reach this goal.
    Sustainability is linked to both human population and resource consumption. To increase sustainability we must decrease both. We cannot decrease only resource consumption, and continue the rate of human growth, as more resources will be needed to sustain the growing population. We also cannot only reduce the rate of population growth while keeping the same rate of resource consumption as we are all living unsustainably. We, as Americans, have an alarmingly high rate of consumption, most of it waste. If everyone in the world lived like us, we would need more than four worlds.
    Limiting human reproduction is very controversial as doing so seems to conflict with our rights. Many people assume that to limit human growth would result in extreme governmental regulation like China’s one-child policy. However, we do not need to resort to something so severe. The American culture needs to change. The traditional stereotype of a happy life is to have a spouse and children. We need to allow couples to freely choose whether or not they would want children, without having stigma if they choose not to.
    There are other effective ways to limit population growth. Mexico actually underwent some cultural change from 1970 to decrease the average number of children a woman from 6.8 kids to now 2.2 kids. Mexico allowed better access to family planning like contraception’s and abortions. Women were better educated and less likely to reproduce as often. Citizens were also made more aware with sex education.
    It is critical that we become more sustainable and to do so we need to focus on decreasing population growth and resource consumption. I mainly talked about solutions to the former. But we cannot forget about the latter. We need to focus on both and become more aware about both issues, for our the world’s sake.

    -Pamela H.

  2. Hi there,

    Hope you had an awesome weekend! I am working to promote a young and talented singer-songwriter that may be of interest to your readership. Meet Brynn Elliott. She recently released her first album, “Notions of Love” and I’d love to get you a copy for a giveaway.

    Brynn’s strong, soothing voice is refreshing throughout her emotionally charged and thoughtful songs. Brynn taught herself to play both guitar and piano in high school and strengthened her skills by discovering songwriting as an outlet to help transcend the mourning of a friend’s passing.

    Check out the Notions of Love recap video – Brynn Elliott — Notions of Love EPK

    Her folk influences include Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, and her album was produced by Clif Magness, who has worked with Quincy Jones, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson.

    Ultimately, Brynn hopes her music will help people reflect on life’s struggles and joys. After she performed at Harvard’s Summer School, she knew she had found her true calling, and nothing fulfills her more than sharing her uplifting songs.

    Before heading off to Harvard next fall, Brynn will embark on a summer tour with Tyler Ward. Before she goes though I’d be happy to set you up with a guest blogging opportunity. Just give me a shout and we can coordinate.

    As I mentioned above, we also have a limited amount of Brynn’s CDs if a giveaway is more your thing.

    Follow Brynn’s tour here: http://brynnelliott.com/tour

    Thank you!
    Lauren

  3. Do the campus liberals realize have a cafe named after a brutal dictator’s right hand man is like naming one after Adolph Hitler.

    Are they really that blind or that stupid?

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