The good old National Geographic has grown up into a superb resource for teachers and anyone else who wants to introduce children to both the glories and the troubles of their world.
Here’s a plug for one of the old, old ways, as practiced in the Golden Desert of India, where they harvest water, and HAVE water, that is gathered by roofs and pavements and is stored (clean) in systems that are centuries old and still working. The locals ….
Dear Mr. President:
My enclosed book, Ideas Into Words, is a gift as well as a credential of sorts (it is the science-writing text used at MIT). I was for many years editor of the Johns Hopkins University Magazine. Much of what our magazine did was translate cutting-edge science for non-specialists, and 25 years of that work has left me with an unusual viewpoint of science and the natural world, one that is both insider and outsider. This letter offers a nugget from that understanding that I think may be helpful to you, faced as you are with huge decisions amid conflicting arguments.
This offering makes me laugh every time I look at it, which was often for a while. (Till everyone I know was bored with it, to tell the truth.) Take a look:
“Whoever made that must feel very proud,” was my 5-year-old grandson’s comment. I think so too.
The underlying idea here is that we should start moving water back into the world’s aquifers, the underground pools of water that …
For the grandparent generation, “prepping lite” makes sense. If we’re all doing it, the attitude will be catching, and the world will be halfway to the bigger changes that may be needed.
I’ve sworn off long-distance solo driving, because it’s such an egregious waste. I should send all that CO2 into the sky to save myself three hours? Oh no. But that leaves me on a bus—just like 50 years ago, only not. Here’s how it was.
Less garbage, more conservation—that’s what the world and our grandchildren’s future require. But how? Here are two sources: Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte and energyrealities.org.