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mbackus's picture

I was wondering after our conversation today in class if anyone has been inspired to action by any of our readings in class? I mean, I would assume that's what the authors would like to see is people transitioning from words to deeds, but I am interested to see if that is actually happening. If you haven't 'done' anything yet, do you plan to? If you haven't been inspired to affect change, why not? 



Sarah Cunningham's picture

don't be too hasty!

Well, we wouldn't want to do anything too hasty! We're still figuring out how to think about it!

Actually, I did go to the environmental mixer today, though I did not stay too long. I put my name on the mailing list, and heard about some of the cool things that ARE being done on campus. I told someone about the Transition Town movement, which not many people seem to have heard of here.

But, I am still driving everywhere in my car, even sometimes absurdly short distances, because I don't feel I have enough time to go by bike or walk. I'm careful in my shopping to buy local and organic as much as I can. I refuse plastic shopping bags! I sign petitions! 

Seriously, I try to play my part in whatever general awakening and change of mindset needs to happen/is happening. I'd love to think of myself as an activist-- but really have come to the conclusion not everyone is one, and I am actually not. I aspire to create art that helps wake people up. (Big Andy Goldsworthy fan.) 

But, shall we think of one action we could do as a class?