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LaurenceMember27 June 2020 at 4:15 am
Ian this is good stuff! I love the fact that you are forward thinking and positive, and recognizing the value of all these questions that are being raised in order to make the world a better place. You are very right, of course, with regard to COVID-19 having really put things in perspective. It reminds me of the causal loop diagrams that we will discuss in module 6 regarding reinforcing and balancing feedback loops (more on that later today). When something keeps happening and there is increasing data to suggest that it’s not working it tends to create a crash of some sort…. it’s a sign of unsustainable practices. In the case of Green New Deal we are perhaps focusing on the conomic and nature categories of the Compass. In Black Lives Matter we are focusing on society. Either way, we have evidence that the current systems are not sustainable in their present form and are ready for a shift. As educators we play a huge role in that shift and so your words, the article you shared and the infographic all fill me with hope. Thanks for sharing.