Don't Forget.

WHAT is this?

‘Don’t Forget’ is a insight to environmental concerns and conflicts that have surfaced throughout human history by honing in on the specific current environmental events such as the cutting of the Environmental Protection Agency, the North Dakota Pipeline and the Fukushima Nuclear Incident. While these issues are talked about they often emerge in the mass media without context and then disappear with not much more than symbolic resolution as our emphasis in history has all too often been on war and politics, rather than environment, culture and development.

Many thousands of civic activists have tried to stop pollution, promote public health and preserve wilderness. No one perspective or ideology has been uniquely suited to protecting the environment aside from an underlying sense of obligation to our planet, ourselves, to other people and to those who will come after us.

‘Don’t Forget’ is an animation presented in a looping format in order to drive the problem that these environmental issues are continuously prevalent and constantly repeating themselves.

Silence dosn't mean its over

Just because enviormental issues are no longer on the news dosn't mean they have been fixed.

Loosing the Environmental Protection Agency

Trump’s team has more than $800 million in budget cuts planned for the agency. Trump has signed an executive order to eliminate two regulations for every one adopted, a policy that seem to have been crafted with environmental protection directly in its crosshairs. Myron Ebell, who headed Trump’s EPA transition team, told the Associated Press that ideally, the agency’s 15,000-person staff will be reduced by 50 percent — or more.

Man Made Problems: Nuclear Plant's Gone Wrong

It would be another 88 days until the government admitted that a meltdown had taken place, the worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl incident. While water caused the meltdown, it was also the only way to stop it. Since the disaster, TEPCO has been pumping hundreds of tons of water into Fukushima to cool the reactors and stop the outflow of radiation.

Dakota Access Pipeline: What this means for us and our Envionment.

The 1,172-mile pipeline would stretch from the oil-rich Bakken Formation - a vast underground deposit where Montana and North Dakota meet Canada - southeast into South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The oil potential in Bakken is massive. An estimated 7.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil is believed to be in its US portion, according to the US Geological Survey.

Counting The Days

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) proposed H.R. 861, a bill to terminate the EPA by the end of 2018.
While many are fighting it, went can't forget this looming possibility.

Timeline

A small glimps at other recent issues.

  • MARCH 21, 2017

    Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

    President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming.

  • MARCH 20, 2017

    Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia

    At least 113 people, according to the latest government estimate, were killed when part of the Repi landfill, in the southwest of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, collapsed. In the days since, grieving survivors have been tormented by a pressing question: Could this tragedy have been prevented?

  • MARCH 18, 2017

    Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi

    The 43-year-old Badarpur Thermal Power Station, a coal-burning plant on the edge of what has been called the world’s most polluted city, New Delhi, was quietly cleared to resume pumping smoke into the air last week.

  • MARCH 8, 2017

    Across the Parched Prairie, Fires Scorch 2,300 Square Miles

    Wildfires raging across four states, fanned by winds and fueled by a drought-starved prairie, have killed at least six people and burned more than 2,300 square miles. Winds in western Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle were easing somewhat on Wednesday, but weather officials said that conditions were challenging for fire crews and were expected to worsen on Thursday and Friday, renewing concerns about getting the fires under control.



What Can I Do?

You can start by contacting and supporting the Enviormental Protection Agency, and they take hold of helping to solve many of our enviromental issues here in America.You can contact them through the EPA website and show them your support.You can also do many things youself to help the enviorment and help the EPA to have an easier job. There is also an active petition to stop the closing of the EPS that is very close to it's goal of 150,000. Lastly you can contact congress directly below about your stance.