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.
Today’s writing prompt is based on an excerpt of “Neruda’s Memoirs” Whenever we face challenges, we have the privilege of framing them in words—words that express our hopes, our losses, our dreams; words that transform our personal vision or the world’s. These words can become a source of sustenance and discovery, for the sometimes long […]
“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.
Now that we know what we know about climate breakdown, can we learn something from the deer? Try answering with a poem!
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
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Night In the poem “Night,” Sara Teasdale urges us to “look for a lovely thing and you will find it.” Teasdale looked and she found “stars over snow, as well as “in the west a planet/swinging below a star.” When we begin a deeper journey into earth […]