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Environmental Expressions 2007 Winning Entries

Campus Snapshots (click on thumbnail to enlarge photograph)

Sunset at Avery Point
1st Place: Lisa Bitzer
(Sunset at Avery Point)

Rainbow over Horsebarn Hill
2nd Place: Kim Kretvix
(Rainbow over Horsebarn Hill)

A water droplet in the center of a leaf, taken at TLS Greenhouse
3rd Place: Emily Moser
(Taken at TLS Greenhouse)

 

Poetry

1st Place: "Earth Sonnet" by Brendan Galvin

2nd Place: "Need your help" by Andrew Sholudko

3rd Place: Haiku by Jessica LaRocca

 

Quotations:

1st Place Quotation:"Never, no never, did nature say one thing and wisdom say another." - Edmund Burke

Explanation/Why Selected: Wisdom is the ability to judge what is true, right, or lasting and is often considered synonymous with insight. Burke is explaining that nature is wise because everything cycles and nature would never do anything purposefully detrimental, where as people often participate in practices that are harmful and deadly which is completely illogical.

(submitted by: Katie Gherard)

 

2nd Place Quotation:"We must learn to provide affluence without effluence... by consuming less from the environment, not more. We can use less, and have more. Consume less, and be more. The interests of business and the interests of environment are not incompatible." -Tachi Kiuchi

Explanation/Why Selected: This quote by Tachi Kiuchi reminds one of the importance of sustainable resources. Sustainability does not mean giving up the high quality of life of today- it simply means ensuring a high quality of life for tomorrow. After all, quality of life is far more important the quantity of material possessions. Making beneficial decisions for our environment today will ensure a better future for all.

(submitted by: Victoria Baczek)

 

3rd Place Quotation:"He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, is the rich and royal man." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Explanation/Why Selected: I picked this quote because it simply says that the truly rich people are not those who have money, but those who have the privilege of spending time in nature and who know and respect the wilderness.

(submitted by: Katie Gherard)

 

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