By Samuel P. Hays
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In the lives of individuals and families, scarce resources of time, energy, and money call forth continual choices and trade-oﬀs. Some people give more emphasis to material goods and others to quality-of-life experiences. Thus, although environmental values have invaded all levels of the human world and have become influential, they have not become dominant. As environmental values gained momentum and struggled for more recognition, they have encountered resistance. It is more than misleading to argue that those who shape the institutions of community, state, region, nation, and the world have become fully converted to the wisdom of environmental values.
If one examines environmental action throughout the nation, one concludes that environmental values are widespread but often latent until some event arises that prompts people who hold these latent values to action. A recurring story with many toxic-waste issues is one in which a mother living a rather traditional, middle-class life suddenly finds in the neighborhood a threat to her health and the health of her children. Such experiences have turned many a politically passive person into an active one, dramatically prompting them to modify roles that were predominantly within the home to new roles of community leadership.
Especially significant was the increasing reach of environmental eﬀects from the local community to the region, nation, and the entire globe. The depletion of the ozone layer that limits the penetration of genetically harmful radiation into the Earth’s atmosphere showed that the adverse consequences of human action extended even to the stratosphere above the Earth. ” As the biology and chemistry of the environment became better understood, the intricate connections between rocks and soil, plants, animals, water, and the atmosphere became more firmly planted in human thinking.