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dc.contributor.advisorBonfiglio, Olga M. (Olga Marie), 1950-
dc.contributor.authorBeery, Kaya W.
dc.description.abstractI believe in balance. With every evil deed done, I believe in its opposite one of honest intent. I believe that good souls exist with sound morals and enthusiastic and enlightened spirits. I believe as soon as we give up, we are doomed. No matter the pain of loss or failure, it is always better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. As soon as we give up, there is indeed no hope because how can there be change without belief. Sometimes we are suspended in doubt but that is what faith is: belief in the absence of proof. Right now there might not be any proof that we are changing our ways. But that does not matter I still believe in the possibility that we can. I believe the greatest possibility for change lies with our children. Children's minds and spirits are open wells of opportunity. Their spirits and minds are begging for knowledge, understanding, intuitional insights and guidance. They grow at an alarming rate and are so willing to learn and to take risks, because they as of yet have no reason not to. They are not afraid to dream or question the world around them. It would be a travesty to not fix the mistakes of our own generational ancestors with the new generation. We were not brought up with a connection to naturewe do not feel a part of the living world around us. We are disconnected and thus we are destroying it. We have the knowledge of our ascendants ignorant mistakes and we should do everything we can to give our children the tools necessary to deal with the earth we are currently borrowing from them. That is possible. If we focus our attention on bringing them closer to the earth than they can effectively grow up in a sustainable manner, making choices that will better the earth rather than harm it because of their connection with it.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSTAR ECO Station. Los Angeles, California.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Education.;
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dc.titleProtecting the Environment through Environmental Educationen_US
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