I just returned from a very relaxing vacation. This morning I focused my attention on collecting great academic resources in the form of podcasts for enriching classroom curriculum. My search lead me from Grammar Girl to Rick Steve’s Louvre Tour. The podcast community is sharing a wealth of knowledge and more than an ounce of inspiration. My list is growing but I still need your help. Just see my previous blog entry to find out how you can contribute.
I was very enthused and encouraged by my pod-search until a certain TED talk stopped me dead in my tracks. One of the most powerful ways to get people to react is to give them something to react to, and TED talks give you just that. This morning I hung on every word John Doerr had to say in his recent TED address. I was moved to tears by his overwhelming sense of responsibility for his child’s future and the future of our planet.
There are people who refuse to believe the world is in peril due an environmental crisis. They point on scientists who support their views. I have heard both arguments and for me it comes down to a matter of risk management. Are you willing to bet your child’s future that nothing can be done to change our environmental crisis, or are you willing to take the chance that change may make a difference? What do we have to loose if we are proactive? According to Doerr, economies will flourish if we move our governments, businesses and everyone we know to the green side. The choice is simple, flourish or perish.
Please listen to John Doerr. He just makes sense.