Earth Day Critique and Celebration

April 22, 2011

The National Association of Scholars, which advocates for a traditional curriculum and against what it sees as political correctness, marked Earth Day by releasing a critique of campus sustainability movements. The association's statement stresses that stewardship of the environment is a worthy goal, but suggests that in the name of sustainability, many colleges are promoting some political views over others, questioning progress, and endorsing a wide range of leftist ideas. Many campuses are marking the day with efforts to promote sustainability. Colby College, for instance, will complete the process of dumping bottled water, consistent with a student-led "Take Back the Tap" campaign.

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