Thank you for visiting the MFS website.
The purpose of Minnesotans For
Sustainability is to provide information to
assist in thoughtful reflection and in preparing decisions encouraging a sustainable Minnesota and United States.
Not specific to Minnesota, almost all of the information presented is national
and international in scope.
To locate an item or subject, please click on the topics at
the page bottom (see below) or the "Table of Contents" at the page top, and/or
"Search MFS" icons. The Table of Contents lists all items on the Website. The
use of the “Search” option will quickly find similar and related items. The “Up”
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Website Organization Outline
September 11, 2001:
Always in our hearts.
Students: Not only for students, this section contains writing
guidelines, approaches to thinking logically, detecting logical errors, and
evaluating information. Evaluating the
media, sources for registering media complaints, and a
procedure is given. A list of Minnesota and national media is offered.
Finding an approach to
model nations for achieving sustainability.
assessment of resources: Focusing on the Midwest. A proposed
Constitutional Amendment regarding a
environment is given.
CUSP EnviroScore: Determining a suitable approach and measuring the
environmental voting records of Congress, specifically the Minnesota
Delegation, is the Congressional Environmental Scorecard.
Sustainability authors: A convenient list of authors and some of their
writings. Note that many authors of works on this Website are not individually
Wetlands: Information of the role and importance of these systems.
Global Water Cycle: Water, wetlands; includes material on climate change.
Energy is the essence of sustainability. The relationships with
sustainability are described. This is a big section dealing with the primary
energy resources such as fossil fuels and their reserves, nuclear, and
alternative energies such as ethanol, hydrogen, and windpower.
Polling: Environmental, population and immigration polls and related
Climate Change: Materials related to climate change with material
specific to Minnesota are available.
Media: The function of the media is to inform; to enable society to make
wise decisions. Items describing how their functions are not being performed are
All-Terrain Vehicles: Environmental consequences of ATV's, OHV's,
off-road motorcycles, and mountain bikes are examined.
Population: Population is the critical component of the Holdren-Ehrlich I
= PAT sustainability formula. Thus, a substantial population section is
presented. The United States is featured, however, growth and issues related
to Minnesota, California, and Florida are included. World population and Australia,
Canada, England are included Proposed United States population policies
are presented. A comprehensive United States immigration section
includes Congressional Testimony, numerous studies, and materials describing
immigration’s role in U.S. population growth, sustainability, economics and
Bioethics, environmental ethics: Ethics and natural values is the subject of several items
on the Website, here and in several other areas.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota is the heart
of the nation’s Wilderness system. Congressional Testimony and the wilderness
characteristics of the BWCA are offered.
Big Cats: Predators play a significant role in maintaining ecosystem
balance and may indicate regional sustainability.
A summary Table of Contents
is seen below.
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please contact the editor.
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affiliations, and media ─if there are specific kinds of information you would
like made available on this Website, please contact MFS.
Attention authors: Essays, papers, and research pertaining to Minnesota and the
U.S. will be considered for inclusion. Please send as an email attachment
or in the body of an email to the editor for consideration. Please include
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Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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The opinions expressed
herein contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of
Minnesotans For Sustainability (MFS). These are offered as a means for MFS to
inform website visitors and to stimulate dialogue and discussion in the
mission of being a sustainability educational website.
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