The current barrage of HEADLINES on Climate Change, Deforestation, Global Warming, Severe Weather, Droughts, Famines, (you get the picture) are having a powerfully negative effect on our kids & students.
When asked how they feel about the state of their planet, they are scared, angry at their parents, despondent. There is a real feeling of helplessness and denial amongst our school-age kids.
It is so important to present positive steps and empower change. Students are ever so willing to fight for a cause they believe in. Empowerment rather than fear is greeted with far more enthusiasm. Each year I present to 1000s of students and help them to realise how our unique abilities give us all the power to make a difference and help protect our planet. You can do this too.
We can all encourage our students and children and help them to understand sustainability and the importance of 'development that satisfies the needs of the present time without jeopardising the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs," without resorting to scare tactics. C. Trafford Nov 09