Monday, August 09, 2010


A young environmental advocate attended my hopeful storytelling workshop at the NSN conference in Los Angeles. For her it was a question of how to keep hope alive for people trying to combat climate change in a world where so many people don’t want to hear the warnings. We had come to L.A. from Philadelphia where we had visited Elfreth’s Alley
Elfreth’s Alley is a street of houses that have been continuously occupied for nearly 300 years! And It makes me wonder if we might be under-estimating our human potential. Three hundred years ago we already knew how to build structures that would be fit for habitation in the 21st century. Given all that we have learned since then, can it really be beyond our grasp to create a sustainable world?

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