It was the morning it all began, the start of the Hunnington Project. John Longview was the son of the owner of Hunnington-Scott Papers (HSP). Michael, his father, had just finalized the project a week before, and it was already beginning. The company had just bought an entire thousand acres of Brazilian land. The land was blooming with life, not only animal but also the vegetation. Trees were the vegetation HSP was after. After all, what else is paper made out of, for cheap that is.
John was the kind of guy you’d find handing the dollar out the window to the man holding a cardboard sign at the stoplight just after getting a coffee at Starbuck’s drive-through window in his ’78 ‘Hippie Van.’ Much different than his farther you would say, some would say it was out of spite. John would say, it’s the right way. The Longviews were a very well off family, “loaded”if you will. Being the owners of North America’s top paper products producer, dealing with the environment was last on their objectives list. John was completely con forest depletion for paper. He hated the industry. Complete neglect and ignorance of nature’s beauty, but it was agreed that fueled his father’s fire.
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This Hunnington Project wasn’t even necessary, but how could Michael pass up a thousand acres of lush land, for 10% below market value. He saw the land as a gold mine, an open band. Michael could be found saying “money does grow off trees,” and in a sense, he was right. The Hunnington project consisted of four phases. Phase one; land. The land had been bought just after Thanksgiving last year, phase one complete. Phase two; resources. This would consist of HSP killing the helpless vegetation of the land in order to prepare it for production of paper products, this leads to phase three; production. And what this was all for, the sale, phase four, market.
John just needed to do something and, not just anything this time, it had to be drastic. John was planning on rounding up all of his activist friends for a rally he had planned to have at the Brazilian “Phase two” site. Since money was not an issue he had all 40 of his friends flown down to South America. Once arrived they met at a nearby slum hotel, to discuss strategies. The plan was to rush the site in the morning and line up at the nearest road to the site, the equipment’s only mode of entrance to the site.
“John let’s go!” Jose urged “you of all people need to be there on time, it’s your company after all, haha!” John hated being affiliated with his family’s company, but hey, he hadn’t worked an honest day’s work in his life, no need to. The group all piled into 4 vans and headed off to the site. It was just the crack of dawn, only the sun was witness to their arrival at the site. “Okay guys” the megaphone roared “we can do this!” “Grab a hand and line up!” The line had formed and the Hunnington project crew was on their way. Nature had its way, even if only for a short while.
The meaning behind this story was to portray two character’s opinions on nature and how their opinions affected their actions and choices, Michael Longview and the other his son John. Michael portrayed greed and the neglect of nature’s beauty and significance to our planet of people. John portrayed the respect and appreciation for nature.
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