EPA Holds Annual Rachel Carson Contest

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    YOUR tax dollars hard at work. links in article

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    February 3rd, 2011
    Naturally, we assumed that the idea of the contest would be to guess how many people have died from malaria around the world because of the Rachel Carson-inspired ban on DDT. (According to the Malaria Clock website, the death toll is currently up to 104,274,985 – as of this hour.)

    But no, the EPA’s taxpayer funded website explains that it’s something else altogether:
    Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest
    What’s the Contest About?

    The U.S. EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, National Center for Creative Aging, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., announce a poetry, essay, photo and dance contest. Entries must be from a team of two or more persons, a young person and an older person.

    The creative work should express the "Sense of Wonder" that your team feels for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to your eyes. We want you to share this love of nature with a child and others around you. When we teach our eyes and ears and senses to focus on the wonders of nature, we open ourselves to the wonders around us.

    Contestants will work across generations to share through one of these distinct mediums their own interactions with and reflections on the wonders of nature.

    read it all here.
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    Wow. What a load of feel-good, utterly useless crap.
     

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