In a brief, 1 1/2-2 page essay, describe your environmental experience. Within this paper you should:
- Identify the key environmental experiences that influenced your life. Recall childhood memories of special places where you formed some connections with the earth through emotional experiences. This may include places you knew and cherished that have since been polluted, developed or destroyed.
- Identify key environmental events that forced you to think about your environmental values. Events like a beautiful sunset, the fantastic complexity of living things, the tremendous power of natures floods, earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes.
- List the educational experiences that influenced your understanding and concern about environmental problems. Have you arrived at your ecological identity through formal education or directly experiencing nature or both?