How can you change this world for the better?

Brisson, Amber (2008) How can you change this world for the better? [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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    Abstract

    Extreme sports such as mountain and rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, flying small airplanes, off-road vehicles, white water rafting and sky surfing are often perceived as outlets beneficial to citizens of first world countries where risk is not a habitual part of everyday life. It is a common perception that the participation in these extreme sports is valuable for physical, spiritual, emotional, and cultural reasons. However, the perspective of local/native people and wildlife is one that has not been taken into account when considering the implications of extreme sports. It is a perspective that will affect the lives of all humans and all wildlife if not fully discussed. This paper will address the environmental impact of extreme sports, risk-taking, and adventure racing, and the growing encroachment upon wilderness areas in relation to fuel use, erosion, pollution, and waste disposal.

    Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Student Writing Awards Freshmen Composition
    Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Adventure Education
    School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
    School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Exercise Science
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
    Depositing User: Brian Slone
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 13:26
    Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 13:26
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/33


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