It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
What can you do for our future?
Personal wants vs community needs
COVID19, we don’t know so we can choose to physically isolate or wear face makes.
How do we transmit the value of instilling in our children the behaviors it takes to WANT to do the right thing from a young age? I am a BE Keeper – Sorry if I sting you.
Sandalwood Remembering the Roots – my quest to save trees when new houses are built. I moved here in 1958 when I was 10 years old. My children “grew up” here with their grandparents. I returned to take care of my mother in 2004 and continue to live here, as I love the beauty and nature. But it seems we have two sets of minds. I would like to see the two communicate and compromise to meet individual needs as well as those of nature.
I don’t know if it is the responsibility of the architects, the landscape company who cuts the trees down, the irrigation company who does the dredging, the HOA or ACC, or the home owner to do everything they can to protect the trees. All I know is that education is the solution. We need environmental science students to also be “R” programmers to research the data. Looking for our Sandalwood researchers? Looking for Bee Keepers.
We have wonderful families and neighbors who volunteer their time with the HOA. I am just trying to create tiny tweaks and share my ideas, like 3 very friendly girls who leave signs encouraging me to “Reach for the Stars” and painted rocks that make me smile when I walk. The sound of silence in the trees. I am reflecting on WHY … remembering my tree video.
Is it a design problem? Cradle to Cradle design is needed, not property line to property line. 2005 Ideas … reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now!
THE BIRDS and the BEES CARE – DO you care enough to help a little BIT?
- What if you cut down all the trees?
- The Secret Language of trees– communication through roots
- Land mind seeds that can save your life. … Bright Green Neighboods
- Every city needs bees – change the law to support health
- If cut down, a forester recommended these as replacement: Quality tree list PP 2018 revision
- Kinder Institute Research – did you give your time to listen today the 18th of May 2020! Education critical – (Me – agree) Use money WISEly – classroom is where funding needs to to – listen to the teachers. People are key – Taking time to research Data is essential!! Attitude changes – Me first vs Us first. Climate Change – (Me) need to update our Houston Building codes.
Jane Goodall Master Class post June 2020 – “Humans-the-environment” made me cry. We must change the mindset. Having been in the classroom observing brains for 25 years, I know the best place to start is with the young. That means we must change the broken education system based on Carnegie Units. I have been a computer science education activist for decades. But when Jane talks about why she became an activist, I knew I need to focus on conversation. I still have the T-shirt that my students made with the motto, “Taking Care of our Brains so We can take Care of the Earth” – http://csstem.blogspot.com/ – On the back of mine it says trees cry too. When Jane talked about the growing materialism focus that connected me with my current problem of cutting down trees to make room for a big house – https://knorth.edublogs.org/science/trees/ – I felt the trees crying so took action. Taking this class was inspired by her NCWIT Change Leader conversation.