Living more simply? Understanding ecology? Taking an Eco Challenge to change some personal habits? The Northwest Earth Institute, working from Portland, Oregon for nearly 25 years, offers courses for personal online learning to group exploration and discussion.
Lacy Cagle, NWEI's Director of Learning, develops courses geared to engage the public with sustainable thinking and action, and work in academic circles to advance "sustainability pedagogy." Her take on how humans have been thinking, are learning to think (and act) - and how we COULD grow our Greener perceptions - makes for a most thought-nourishing Earthworms conversation! Coming up October 11-25, the 2017 EcoChallenge is an NWEI action project. Individuals or teams of humans will dig into habit-forming opportunities, aiming for Green changes. These individual efforts DO add up!
Music: Mister Sun, performed live at KDHX by Hunter's Permit
THANKS to Andy Coco, KDHX Production Chief, for engineering this Earthworms interview. Related Earthworms Conversation: People's Pocket Guide to Environmental Action with Caitlin Zera (July 2017)
The Patterning Instinct in Human Nature (June 2017)
Experiential Education (March 2017)
The BIG Book of Nature Activities (June 2016)
Crystal Moore Stevens: Grow, Create, Inspire (October 2016)