Square One is a newsletter with stories about people getting on with the job of environmental protection, and doing it with as little rigmarole, red tape, and regulation as is humanly possible.
These days, it appears that everyone from the mega environmental groups with chapters in every whistle stop on the continent to the federal agencies occupying acres of office space in Wahington are going back to square one when it comes to working on environmental issues. Call it grassroots environmentalism, even if the term is overused.
Their stories are rarely simple, often a bit ragged and dirty, and the players are not always cuddly. In some instances, they are just plain ornery. Despite the untidy packages that they come in, these people are making a difference.
PERC supports private conservation, economic incentives, innovative partnerships, and the most efficient use of governement resources. Square One reports on some of these efforts. Here are some of the stories.