Green Haze Covering AARP

From Loggers World, February 1993

Being older makes you wiser.but you can still be fooled just take note of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) latest bit of advice given to its members interested in environmental issues. Is it possible they are being led “down the garden path…?”

In January the AARP and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought together groups including the National Park Service, the National Wildlife Federation, Renew America, and the Nature Conservancy. From this meeting was formed the Environmental Alliances for Senior Involvement (EASI).

Editor’s Comment:

According to the website, this is who they are:

“The Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI) is a national nonprofit coalition of environmental, aging and volunteer organizations established in 1991 as the result of a visionary agreement between the US Environmental Protection Agency and the American Association of Retired Persons. EASI’s mission is to increase opportunities for older adults to play an active, visible role in protecting and improving the environment in their communities. EASI’s national partners include over 300 national, state and local public and private organizations such as:

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Corporation for National and Community Service
US Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management, National
Park Service
Coastal America
North American Coalition on Religion and Ecology
National Wildlife Federation
US Environmental Protection Agency
National Rural Water Association
National Association of Physicians for the Environment
National Association of Towns and Townships
US Department of Agriculture: Forest Service, Natural Resources
Conservation Service
National Association of Counties
Groundwater Foundation
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
University of North Texas at Denton
Pennsylvania Business Roundtable
US Department of Health and Human Services: Administration on Aging
Oklahoma Blue Thumb
National Park Foundation
RSVP Association of Washington State”

plus many more.

I wondered just exactly who are, why are they and what is the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Sounds like a shadow Department of Agriculture to me.

You should check out this site. The organization is doing so many good things it stinks.

Do you think its possible these Older “and wiser” seniors might be in a green haze of misinformation? Hmmm. Sit down and try to broaden their perspectives as to what these “environmental” industries have accomplished in reality by going to the EASI website and learn about all the good things the seniors are doing.*


* Edited to add web site url and added comments about EASI


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