Region: Trans Pecos
Topics: Air Pollution, Energy, Radioactive Waste, Non-Profit, Sierra
Mrs. Sage led a career as a professor of English
and a staff member of several Texas-based higher education agencies
and associations. She now lives outside Alpine and has been active in
a variety of conservation efforts there, chief among them co-founding,
organizing, and leading the new
Sierra Club Big Bend regional group.
She and the new Sierra group have been engaged in several projects,
including restoring the air quality of the Big Bend (where visibility
of over 100 miles now falls to less than 10 at times), fighting
proposals to dispose of radioactive waste in west Texas, and looking
for more sustainable water options for the area. She also finds time
to write poetry, sometimes about the natural world around her.
April 4, 2001
Reel 2151 and 2152