"The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."
These are the words of
Robert Swan, OBE
, a polar explorer and environmentalist. While Swan's quest is to save the Antarctic, he would support the work of the Hoosier women who fought the use of phosphates in detergent in the early 1970s.
Both Swan and these women believed that their actions made a difference. The Hoosier women and their efforts are the subject of
research by graduate student Annette Scherber. Read more about them in
this month's feature article below.
We learned about the Hoosier women and their campaign for clean water while attending the Indiana Recycling Coalition Conference earlier this month. We are always grateful for the opportunity to learn new things and see clients at annual conferences, and more opportunities are on the horizon!
If we don't see each other at an upcoming conference, please call or email me. Eco Partners can help you develop a plan to keep your residents up-to-date on your solid waste management programs.
ALL of us--women and men--can come to the rescue of this precious planet. Let's go out and work to save it!
||Pictured, L to R: Vic Roe, Julanne Sausser, Elizabeth Roe, and Gary Roe