Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Raise an Environmentalist

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November 3, 2016

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How to Raise an Environmentalist

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

- Albert Einstein -

How to Raise an Environmentalist

"From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are on the brink of a natural disaster on an epic scale. If we cannot do something to reverse these trends, we will surely make our planet uninhabitable." So, what could spur people, especially children, into action? "Research indicates that motivating people to care takes more than just reciting facts and making doomsday predictions. Instead, it requires promoting compassionate concern for our natural world, which comes from early contact with nature, empathy for our fellow creatures, and a sense of wonder and fascination." { read more }

Be The Change

Take a few moments today to deeply connect with nature, leaving your phone behind and stepping outdoors if you can; but even if you cannot, perhaps take the time to contemplate nature's gifts: the vastness of the sky, the sturdiness of a redwood, the persistence of a spider, the beauty of a hummingbird, the beating of your heart.

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