Earth Day 5.0 Release Notes: Covid-19 Schooling

First, a heartfelt anniversary greeting…

Happy Day, Mother Earth!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (and we are very, very sorry)

Approaching 50 as the climate crisis continued to accelerate toward destruction hit #EarthDay pretty hard. Mother Nature put on her harshest bitchface and gave us a warning we could not ignore. It would not be hyperbolic to say that Covid-19 sent us all home to catch a glimpse into our own extinction. We are learning a lesson in massive behavioral change to save one another – an essential element in mitigation of climate change. In the meantime, our air, land, and water have gotten a break. And it’s working.

As of a couple of weeks ago, air pollution was down 30%, the water in Venice was clear, and CO2 monitors were…not alarming. Okay, so let’s be real. We aren’t going to solve our CO2 problems with 6 weeks of good behavior. But it has been a while since the world’s CO2 stations went a week without crossing another milestone in dire warnings. Sure, we all want to get back to normal life. But we cannot proceed without taking a few lessons from this inadvertent time on the environmental wagon.

No matter what…we are going “back” into a new normal. Here’s hoping we can start intending our future…rather than merely encountering it. Toward that end, I am proposing a study project for high school students and their families that highlights an area of environmental education and introduces project management as an organizational construct. 

LET’S DO THIS

Project Management for Dynamic Directed Study…see more

2 Pathways for Study

On the Intersectionality of Covid-19 and Environmental Injustice…see more

On the Environment…while studying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic…see more

 


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