What does it take to get the attention of our young people, the generation that will be most impacted by the coming changes of such great magnitude?
Certainly it must reach them through the buzz, use the internet and other current technologies well, and be timely. The Great Warming seems to have covered those bases, even if the home page is so full of great information as to be overwhelming. And what a great graphic, don’t you think?
So let me narrow it down for you, for starters: Check out the Discussion Guide on Global Warming: Changing CO2urse. (Not a typo, but it takes a minute.)
Sponsored by the Northwest Earth Institute, seven study guides are offered, including
- Voluntary Simplicity
- Choices for Sustainable Living
- Exploring Deep Ecology
- Discovering a Sense of Place
- Globalization and Its Critics
- Healthy Children-Healthy Planet
- Global Warming: Changing Co2urse
As you might imagine, the module on Discovering a Sense of Place caught my attention. I have seen this bonding between people and place crucial in my own story to gain a perspective not possible as a migrant homeowner. Even one’s sense of patriotism–honoring the father-land, literally–must begin in the countryside before it can fully extend to love of country.