Re: Waste Not, Want Not? Not in America
Growing up in the 60's and 70's, I remember that soda came in glass bottles that had a deposit, now soda comes in aluminum cans and plastic bottles that don't have to be recycled. Milk came in waxed cartons instead of plastic bottles. We have replaced many things over the years with petroleum based plastics.
Do compact disks need to come in plastic holders, or could they come in cardboard sleeves? Do we need to use Styrofoam for packaging and take out food? Can't we use more eco-friendly containers?
I remember going into a small drug store in Innsbruck, Austria about 17 years ago. One of things that I found very interesting was there were several different bars of soaps - all without a cardboard box. Also, to save money, you could reuse bags at a department store's food department. If you wanted a new plastic bag, it was extra.
I know these are pretty minor things, but I would imagine these little minor changes could make a difference.
To create wiser adults, add empathy to the school curriculum.
- Stories are at the heart of learning, writes Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Executive Director for the Global Oneness Project. They have always challenged us to think beyond ourselves, expanding our experience and revealing deep truths.
- Vaughan-Lee explains 6 ways that storytelling can foster empathy and deliver powerful learning experiences.
- Global Oneness Project is a free library of stories—containing short documentaries, photo essays, and essays—that each contain a companion lesson plan and learning activities for students so they can expand their experience of the world.
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- Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk about one of our favorite subjects: space.
- In the three-chaptered video, Tyson speaks about the search for alien life inside and outside of the Goldilocks Zone, why the term "dark matter" should really be called "dark gravity," and how the rotation of the Earth may have been the deciding factor in a football game.
- These fascinating space facts, as well as others shared in Tyson's books, make it easier for everyone to grasp complex ideas that are literally out of this world.
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