Heard on campus: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

April 22, 2004

"This is what this battle is about … Protecting the environment is not protecting the [fish] and the birds for their own sake. It's about recognizing that nature is the infrastructure of our communities and that if we want to meet our obligation as a generation, as a civilization, as a nation -- which is to create communities for our children that provide them the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment as the communities that our parents gave us -- we've got to start by protecting our environmental infrastructure: our air, our water, the shared resources … those things that have been protected by the law since the beginning of organized society … This is about protecting communities and building communities that make sense."
-- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental advocate and attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper organization and for the Natural Resources Defense Council, giving the keynote speech yesterday (April 21) for the "Colloquium on Environmental Initiatives at Penn State."
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