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•Justice requires contributions to the well-being of the commu- nity.

•Justice requires the fulfill- ment of our obligations to future generations.

Conflicts between these six principles quickly arise. How does special con- cern for the poor and oppressed square

with equal respect and concern for all? Someone has to give up something. Is it okay for folks in Phoenix and Las Vegas to have green lawns when the water is needed for domestic use and food production—green lawns are a kind of agriculture—from the Colorado Front Range to Los Angeles.5 And what about the sustainability of water resources? Is the well-being of a community depen-

5. My wife, who is the yard-care person in the family, is a great believer in xeriscaping.

Geologic Ethics & Professional Practices is now available on CD

This CD is a collection of articles, columns, letters to the editor, and other material addressing professional ethics and general issues of professional geologic practice that were printed in The Professional Geologist. It includes an electronic version of the now out-of-print Geologic Ethics and Professional Practices 1987-1997, AIPG Reprint Series #1. The intent of this CD is collection of this material in a single place so that the issues and questions raised by the material may be more conveniently studied. The intended ‘students’ of this CD include everyone interested in the topic, from the new student of geology to professors emeritus, working geologists, retired geologists, and those interested in the geologic profession.

AIPG members will be able to update their copy of this CD by regularly downloading

the pe&p index.xls file from the under “Ethics” and by downloading the electronic version of The Professional Geologist from the members only area of the AIPG website. The cost of the CD is $25 for members, $35 for non-members, $15 for student members and $18 for non-member students, plus shipping and handling. To order go to

Support the Foundation of the AIPG

Just a reminder as you send in your dues for another year or are getting ready to attend the annual meeting in Colorado Springs, please remember to support the Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The Foundation supports a variety of programs of the AIPG that include student scholarships, educational programs aimed at practitioners, the public, and policy makers and, on occasion, some special needs requested by AIPG. The Foundation is engaged in exclusively educational, scholarship, and research programs. The Foundation may also support public information forums, public educa- tion meetings, teacher seminars and geological seminars for other professionals such as engineers, architects, planners and others; thus coordinating the expertise of several professions for a better understanding of the geosciences and global issues. The Foundation is proud to be able to serve AIPG and the geosciences by providing financial support for these programs.

We ask that you support the Foundation with monetary contributions that would be used primarily to fund our scholarship and young professional initiatives, and other Foundation programs as well. The Foundation relies on the support of generous individual and corporate or group donors for financial contributions or gifts-in-kind. Information about donations is on the Foundation web page of the AIPG web site You may donate on-line or send your donation check by mail to:

Foundation of the AIPG 1333 W. 120th Avenue, Suite 211 Westminster, CO 80234

If you have any questions or comments about the Foundation, please contact me for additional information.

Thank you for your support of the Foundation so the Foundation may support AIPG and the geosciences. Your continued interest and support is greatly appreciated. Barbara Murphy, CPG

Chairperson, Foundation of the AIPG 480-659-7131 office phone

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Jul.Aug.Sep 2018 • TPG 39

dent on nice green lawns for kids to play on? How do we spread the limited supply of water across the demands of growing population? The answers to such questions are not easy. Like many moral questions, moral analysis does not yield unique answers. Differing answers depend on how various desirable results are ranked and undesirable results are negatively ranked.

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