Humanities Moments

Redefining Patriotism and Environmental Justice in Costa Rica

Contributed by Randall Tolpinrud, President, Pax Natura Foundation
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Randall Tolpinrud describes an extraordinary experience during a trip to Costa Rica to film a documentary series with the BBC in 1998. At a celebration to commemorate the passing of the Biodiversity Act, which protects and promotes the environment and endangered species within the country, a spontaneous outpouring of national pride caused him to reconsider the very idea of patriotism.

Title

Redefining Patriotism and Environmental Justice in Costa Rica

Description

Randall Tolpinrud describes an extraordinary experience during a trip to Costa Rica to film a documentary series with the BBC in 1998. At a celebration to commemorate the passing of the Biodiversity Act, which protects and promotes the environment and endangered species within the country, a spontaneous outpouring of national pride caused him to reconsider the very idea of patriotism.

Date

1998

Contributor

Randall Tolpinrud, President, Pax Natura Foundation

Identifier

randall-tolpinrud-patriotism

Referrer

Beyond Despair environmental humanities conference

Location