After realizing that natural resources can never be infinite, John Muir, born in Scotland and mostly raised in the U.S., became a nature conservationist in an effort to counteract the exploitation of them. Moreover, he wrote many books depicting his adventures in nature. When he went on a journey to observe nature in 1868, he realized that the formation of the valley in America’s Yosemite National Park had a lot to do with glaciers and made an announcement about it. In addition to making this announcement, Muir established a nonprofit organization called the Sierra Club in 1892. Its mission is to encourage people to protect wild places around the world and become responsible when it comes to using Earth’s ecosystems and natural resources. One of the organization’s greatest achievements is that it worked with former U.S. President Obama to encourage more than 100 U.S. municipalities to use 100 percent clean and renewable energy to achieve a clean energy future. With such achievements, Muir is still widely known as “the father of America’s national parks”!
Yejin Hwang Staff Reporter
1. What happened in 1868?
2. What is the Sierra Club?
3. What is John Muir still known as?
1. Can you summarize who John Muir is?
2. Do you like to go to the park?
3. What do you think about the Sierra Club's achievements?
4. Do you think Korea should have more parks?