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Message in a Bottle: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—and Refuse

Apr. 30, 2017, 9:47 AM

Jacques Cousteau said we protect what we love. I have been in love with nature—and aware of how precious it is—since the first Earth Day in 1970 when a group of ecologists took my first-grade class on a nature walk in a nearby park. Escaping the classroom into the relative wild, I looked at the world with new eyes. I was hooked.

Growing up in Nashville, I had plenty of opportunity to be outdoors. My long runs, sometimes with my father, Vanderbilt professor Jon H. Kaas [the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Psychology], often took me to my favorite place, Radnor Lake.

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