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The environment is about all of us

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I’d like to respond to one of your letter-writers, D.D. Sparks, in the Jan. 24, 2005, issue. Sparks hopes "that those who become so passionate about the environment realize there are other people in the world besides themselves."

I would have thought that any reader of High Country News would already know this fact, but it seems to have gotten past Sparks. So I’ll try to state it simply: The environment that some of us are so passionate about amounts to nothing more than the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land upon which our food is raised. I don’t think the world "revolves around me," but I do think it revolves around these precious elements upon which all life on this planet depends.

Vicki Shaw
Crested Butte, Colorado

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