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  1. Wal-Mart: Going Green or Going Orange?

  2. Wilderness Battlefield • Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met • 21% protected as national park • Historical integrity at risk

  3. Natural Integrity • 4 lane roads on route 20 • Increased traffic • Storm water runoff • Endangerment to flora and fauna

  4. Natural Integrity (cont.) • Route 20 ideal location • Creating a buffer zone • Buffer Zone creates new habitat

  5. Economic impact • Wal-Mart ruins home owned business • Forces people to move • Changes the identity of the town

  6. Big Business is Good • Wal-Mart provides hundreds of jobs for the townspeople • Increase the economy • Wal-Mart gives back in more than one way

  7. Discrimination • Commercial buildings already in the area • Area purchased was planned for commercial use

  8. Preservation • A matter of integrity • Graveyard for the fallen

  9. What can be Done? 3 solutions

  10. Solution #1 • Don’t build the Wal-Mart

  11. Solution #2 • Relocate • Spotsylvania County • Other places in Orange

  12. Solution #3 • Build a smaller Wal-Mart • Reduce carbon emission and energy • Less visible • Minimize destruction