George Grattan, a former professor of mine at Holy Cross wrote an article at Treehugger. I had the pleasure of taking an Environmental Justice class with him and he is a great advocate for EJ. He discusses the recent uproar concerning Massachusetts Gov. Patrick’s choice to cut into the budget for Zoo New England. What is most compelling is the parallels between the response to the budget by people and that of people concerning the third world. For many, it takes a large event to spark interest in a persistent problem. While much of the attention can produce positive results, it becomes irritating to those who have been paying attention long before it is on a bracelet.