For most of us Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season.
But did you know Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the giving season? Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a groundbreaking global generosity movement. The day will focus on giving, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world..
Your support on December 1st will ensure that Beyond Organic Design will be able to expand its outreach in permaculture education and provide a new generation of students standing on the cusp of the Green New Deal with the tools they will need to pursue their future.
Every dollar counts and your generosity will have an immediate impact on online educational outreach, experiential learning, and teaching children how to green the planet.
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Our last week together has arrived sooner than imagined. The time goes by so fast! We’re going to miss our amazing group of kids. They have learned so much because they have open minds and are cultivating a passion for saving the planet.
The field trip for Week 5 was visiting the Science Barge, where students saw, touched, and experienced everything they’ve studied, as well as the green technologies they’ve learned about. They had an opportunity to see how these things are actually put into practice, witnessing first-hand how we can use low-tech and inexpensive solutions to improve the environment.
For Week 5, we finished assembling our bug hotels. We also focused on the Permaculture Principle of Accept Feedback and Apply Self-Regulation. Although this can apply to anything, students learned how to accept feedback from nature by relying on a language older than words. In response to Mother Nature’s signs, warnings, and messages, they embraced the idea of being humble enough to apply self-regulation in their lives to face down our greatest existential threat: climate disruption.
Honoring this theme, students wrote letters to government officials, asking them to help stop climate disruption. Their hope is these politicians will accept feedback from children who want nothing more than a healthy, green place to live. We’re so proud of what they’ve learned and accomplished in such a short-time. Our students are quickly transforming into young eco-citizens, ready to tackle today’s real-world challenges.