Forces of Nature

Horst Engineering is sponsoring Forces of Nature, a staged dramatic reading (play) at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on November 9th. The event is being presented by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. The company’s support of the CFPA and other environmental organizations got me thinking about some things.

 1) The charity issues raised by Robert Reich, that I previously blogged about, are real. Just like in private enterprise, there are “have” charities and “have not” charities. Non-profit organizations come in all different types. The IRS tax codes treat many charities the same, in that contributions are deductible whether the charity’s mission is for the environment, the poor, the opera, or scholarship. Categorizing charities based on their mission, regardless of disparities in financial resources, should be avoided.

2) The Bushnell is one of the jewels of Hartford, Connecticut. I enjoy the eclectic mix of events presented in it’s two theatres.

3) Forces of Nature is going to address conservation questions through the eyes of three great environmentalists, John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gifford Pinchot. Pinchot, was from Connecticut and is responsible for saying one of my favorite quotes: “Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good.”

The CFPA event is sure to attract many of my environmentalist friends. It will be a great night to congregate and celebrate the spirit of wildness, all in support of an organization that is responsible for the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail System, and so much more. Of course, the event will be an even bigger success if it positively influences people who may not see the importance of nature the way I do. Changing people to think “Earth first” remains a challenge despite all of the attention being paid to the Green movement today. Ironically, with Al Gore winning a share of the Nobel Peace Prize, even more skeptics have been created.

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