I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all. — Ogden Nash, American poet, "Song of the Open Road" (1933)
This workshop briefly addresses the peril of global climate change with a focus on the progress that can be made when each of us takes action. Participants view a visual essay by Canadian activist Franke James and create one of their own.
This workshop will:
- Show how one person's actions to combat climate change can make a difference
- Encourage participants to take personal actions and work with others to address climate change
- Reinforce the concept of interdependence as expressed in the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part"
- Affirm stewardship of the earth as an explicit act of faith.
- Be inspired to take action following the example in the visual essay
- Explore personal and collective actions they can take to address climate change
- Build on their understanding of and respect for trees through multiple modes of learning, including a visual essay, movement, meditation, and song
- Experience multigenerational learning.