Our colleague Enric Pol, newly elected board member of IAPS, has pointed out that environmental psychology - like any science - is a social construction and in his book Environmental Psychology in Europe he describes the development of environmental psychology in different European countries. The differences he describes are easily recognized by a European person as an expression of the cultural division of European countries into a northern Anglo-Germanic-Scandinavian part (in countries situated mainly to the north of the Alps) and into a Franco-Latin part (in countries south of the Alps).