The Potomac Highlands
Stream Cleaner Environmental
POV Input Form
What is a
stakeholder is a person or a group with an interest in the
success of an organization, project, or government action. Stakeholders in the
Bay cleanup include homeowners, municipalities, fishermen,
and farmers. Each of these groups will be affected by the
measures that will be taken to fix the Bay, and each wants a
“seat at the table” when options are discussed or decisions
are made. Every stakeholder
group has interests that are unique to them, and every
stakeholder group wants to be heard. Your first job will be
to write a persuasive “Point of View” statement for your stakeholder
group that describes why you are important, how the Bay’s
problems (or related problems) affect you, how the possible
solutions affect you personally and maybe affect your
livelihood. You will have two "bites at this apple."
During the second week each group should really try to build
a strong case for their group's position - based on facts,
not just belief. Think about these questions:
the solutions “cost” you in any demonstrable way?
What do you have to give up?
the solutions benefit you directly?
could be done that would make your group more willing to
could the solutions be structured so your group would
prosper as a result?
would happen if you were so harmed by the process that
We strongly suggest that you write your POV statements in a word
processing program like Word or Notepad, save it, and then copy and
paste into the form below!!
are two reasons for this:
Sometimes forms fail when you submit them, and it is not fun to
lose your hard work.
Your POV should be considered a working document that each group
refines over time; you don't want to keep retyping your
statement -- that's why you have a word processor.
If you have trouble with the form, you can email results to
SCE Environmental Forum POV Input Form