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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lessons in Activism

This week we talked about the differences between the Vietnam era and the Iraq War era. It began when the girls were studying two different pieces of music -- Waiting for the World to Change and What a Wonderful World. They started thinking about the differences and similarities between the 1960s and today. Of course, our discussion of the 1960s turned into a discussion about activism. That discussion then prompted us to discuss activism today and what motivated citizens to be activists.

Ironically, just as we were discussing these issues, we got an email encouraging us to invest in to reduce our carbon footprint and thereby help reduce global warming.

The girls, little environmental zealots, promptly encouraged me to email our friends and ask them to invest and reduce their carbon footprints. They also sent the information to a few friends. Although we only sent this personal request to about 10 people, 5 of them responded that they had made a contribution to help reduce their carbon footprint. And, one of them promptly encouraged another 20 people to do the same.

So, now the girls have witnessed first-hand the effectiveness of activism!

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