Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Miami University Dolibois European Center Recycle Mania
I'm delighted to report on the fantastic new recycling initiative taken on by Dr. Kay Sloan's "Literature of Social Activism and Change" class in Luxembourg. This initiative is based on a commitment to put thought and action together in active learning. The students read Giono's The Man Who Planted Trees and then used this inspiring short story as a back-drop for action designed to save the environment. The story tells of a man who single-handledly restores the natural environment in the Provence area of France following the devastation of war at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a story of a simple man who takes simple and purposeful action, thereby returning Provence to the natural beauty it is now widely known to reflect.
Hats off to Dr. Sloan and her students for tackling a real issue, actively engaging in learning, and helping to make the world a better place.