The Once-ler is a business man that sees the needs and wants of the
consumers (people buying products). He understands that he has to provide
enough of the product to meet the demand of those buying. Although he
doesn't intend to hurt the environment, he is not really worried because he
must produce his products. What happens to the environment is only an after-
thought. There is a lot of money to be made in this business and he was
excited to earn his part.
You are going to look at other businesses that have a direct effect on the
environment and how they justify what they do. It is important to see the
benefits to society and how much these products have helped improve the
human standard of living.
Oil companies and the environment
Cruise ships and the environment
Processing electricity and the environment
Making paper and saving the environment
An anti-environmentalist perspective