Summer is coming, and soon Greta Thunberg and many of her millions of followers will have nothing to strike from. Part of me hopes she’ll use this juncture to change her approach.
Classic climate action messaging has relied on alarm, guilt, accusation, shaming. It rarely works. We propose a highly-successful approach we’ve used in a different arena: the UCEFUL model.
“Neruda said the closest thing to poetry is a loaf of bread or a ceramic dish or a piece of wood lovingly carved…” Enjoy this poem that will teach you about Neruda and inspire you to try on his style.
“We owe it to each other to share what white tail already know” says this poem that can give us a “together” way forward in the climate change challenge.
Night Stars over snow, And in the west a planet Swinging below a star— Look for a lovely thing and you will find it, It is not far— It will never be far. —Sara Teasdale, featured in The Joy of Poetry
“Do the shells still hear the sea…” asks this poem about loss, memory, and being.
From the preserved lemons and sesame crackers to the Walla Walla sweet onions, this poem about neighborliness inspires us to hospitality through food.
A walk to a small secret place becomes a chance to climb—literally and metaphorically.