TOTW: Environmental Conservation

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emyerson
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:53AM

"It's not easy being green..."


- Kermit T. Frog


 


"Environmental Conservation" has become one of the most closely watched terms in inspector-land. Even though we try to provide a lot of latitude in its application, we see it inappropriately applied daily. The way I see it, there are two reasons this is the case. The first is that the integration of environmentalism with daily life - "Green living" - is a hot topic these days, and contributors are hoping to cash in on that trend, perhaps with images not well suited to the task. The second reason, simply, is that "Environmental Conservation" is one of the disambiguation choices for "green", and there are still a great many contributors who select every disambiguation option as if they were selections at a buffet.


Where does it fit? Images that show green living are great options for this term, as are those images that show conservation activities beyond those "green" activities of daily living. The following are great uses of the term, because they show people in the act of conserving the environment, or are direct illustrations of the concept:
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Also decent uses of the term are those that show the technologies and concepts that lead to clean air and water:


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The following would be bad uses of "Environmental Conservation". Of course, these files don't use the term, but these are the types of files on which contributors occasionally do try to include the term.
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So, by all means, when it comes to your keywording, "go green" - but only if the image clearly conveys the actions, symbols, or mechanisms for environmental conservation. Let's discuss.


As always, the files used as illustrative examples above come from the portfolios of contributors who have given me their express consent for this kind of forum usage.



 
OliverChilds
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:25PM

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 Here is a file to which I had added "environmental conservation" as a term, believing it to fall into the category of technologies and concepts that lead to clean air and water. The term was removed at inspection and at the time I didn't challenge it, but after reading your intro to this weeks TOTW I am inclined to think that it was fair enough. I have three files in this series,  two had the keyword removed while one ( I have just noticed) was allowed to retain it.


 In your opinion should I remove the term from the file that still has it or add it back to the two that no longer have it?
emyerson
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:30PM
Hi Oliver. I'd say that - unless I'm missing some important detail about generic plastic spray bottles - the image you show above is not a great fit for "Environmental Conservation". The inspectors who removed it made the right call.
OliverChilds
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:51PM
Then I will remove the term from the remaining image. The point however, to answer your doubts is that the generic spray bottle which is now so ubiquitous is a direct product of the green movement. Nowadays it is hard not to choose the spray bottle over an ozone depleting aerosol can which just goes to show how successful the shift in attitudes and technologies in favour of environmental conservation has been in this case. To anybody of a certain age who grew up merrily spraying CFCs all over the place the plastic spray bottle remains a strong symbol for green choices.
onfilm
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 1:36PM

1. Woohoo I have another keyword that I never thought of for my wind pump photos!


2. I worry that this excellent series of articles is only being read by the dozen people who frequent this forum. Could it be incorporated in the emails or Article of the Week. It is a lot more valuable to this site than articles on 'Focus' etc, which, good as they are, are something we should already know about.
diane555
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 2:25PM
onfilm, that's a great point but I hope that many  ore people read here than post
timsa
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Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 4:32PM

^ like me


Not being a native English speaker, it's sometimes difficult for me to distinguish finer points or see where something may be appropriate (or not). So I continue to check in and read these articles. Thanks Ethan!
koruin
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Posted Wed Jun 3, 2009 3:41AM
Posted By onfilm:

1. Woohoo I have another keyword that I never thought of for my wind pump photos!


2. I worry that this excellent series of articles is only being read by the dozen people who frequent this forum. Could it be incorporated in the emails or Article of the Week. It is a lot more valuable to this site than articles on 'Focus' etc, which, good as they are, are something we should already know about.


I think we should have at least sticky post upgraded regularly with links to Keywording TOTWs.
emyerson
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Posted Wed Jun 3, 2009 5:58PM
Posted By koruin:

I think we should have at least sticky post upgraded regularly with links to Keywording TOTWs.

I agree.
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