One discussion was about Global Warming. He raised the awareness that it is Global Climate Change not warming, some will get hotter, colder, or wetter. The world will get slightly warmer which will cause differences.
We assume that plants will use the excess CO2 but they need Nitrogen to process the CO2. We are actually limited by Nitrogen.
To make real changes, we need to change the political systems including education.
If we want to make change in environmental education, we don’t want another class or adding more to existing classes. We need to realize that we have good curriculum but we need to give permission to take time to make meaning and connections to issues such as environmental education.
We need time for intelligent conversation, Reflection, Dialogue and Debate, Making Sense, and many more.
If you want to make a difference you need to engage the power that you have. Pick up a shovel and make a difference. You may not change the world but you can make a difference. You also raise the awareness for everyone else to do their shoveling.
One comment summarizing the session was that his presentation was about integrating environmental considerations and how to cut through the noise.