Consumption Literacy Project
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July 11, 2017

That is how this all started, as a young girl walking the island barefoot.  Exploring the earth underneath, like a grand mansion housing every bug I could ever imagine.  Flipping over rocks just to see what would scramble out.  I remember feeling so comfortable in my unapologetic curiosity, so at ease with wondering, no fear of feeling like I had asked a stupid question or of being called out for not listening.  School was different than the summer cedar woods on Manitoulin Island.  Here, on the island, she was like a great teacher gently and patiently encouraging me to ask another question, and another.  Never annoyed by the time it took to let me wonder...

July 11, 2017

A few years ago, I taught some college students about climate change but some of them didn’t want to hear it.  After fumbling through this feeling of frustration trying to make sense out of the seeming indifference, in some cases what felt like outright rejection, I let go.  I let go of the urge of wanting to change them and instead embraced an opportunity to guide by sharing my own experiences of working through the seemingly mundane day to day decisions where natural  and social resources were embedded in everything I did.  That became interesting to them, because they began to see where we all buy into products and lifestyles that don’t always line up...

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