Blog.06 Drafting a Thesis

My Thesis

What environmental lessons can the tail of two cities teach us about ourselves, our past and possible our future? Golden & Applewood Mesa could be considered a historic and modern day environmental study of two cities born in an era of the western industrial age without environmentalism and how the two revised themselves through the decades of environmentalism and conservationism change, like the changing seasons of the Rocky Mountains, transforming, then giving us pause during the winter to reflect on our past and to prepare for a future of growth and opportunity in the spring of another new season of perpetual change.

 
Objectives

  • Research the history of Golden & Applewood Mesa
  • Explore connections and contributions of the two cities influence on local and regional environment
  • Discuss the significance the environment played in the development and growth of the area
  • Compare resource and environmental issues and philosophies of the past and today with class readings
  • Show how recreation and resource development changed throughout the years and their influences on the environment, economy and community living
  • Investigate the importance of conservation and preservation to the economic growth of the area and its future as a world leader in sustainability

Possible Components to Integrate into thesis

• “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude

• “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

• People, like the transparent eyeball, come to Colorado to become one with nature and absorb its …….

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