Global Education talk focuses on environment
April 14, 2010
While the Global Education and Peace Network’s speaker series this year focuses on storytelling, Steve Schlather also hopes to inspire action.
The April installment of the free, monthly series is “Global Stories of Recycling” and complements the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this month.
The event is set for 6:30 p.m. today, April 15, in room 105 of the Shouvlin Center at Wittenberg University.
Schlather, program coordinator for the Clark County Waste Management District, will share folk tales and stories that discuss people’s relationship to the Earth and how to care for its resources.
He also will encourage people to get involved in Earth Day activities, such as the Great Downtown Cleanup on April 24, as a way to do something positive for the environment.
“Each of us can take actions that make a difference,” he said.
The Global Education and Peace Network grew out of study circles after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The theme for this year’s speaker series is “Sharing Our Stories: Family and Cultural Traditions that Shape Us.”
It is co-sponsored by the Center for Civic and Urban Engagement at Wittenberg.
Many of the tales Schlather will share talk about conservation and the consequences of not using resources wisely.
“To me, that’s the heart of the environmental message — you have to think about the whole environment and not just a little part of it,” he said.
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