As a teacher, I'm not interested in just reproducing class after class of graduates who will get out, become successful, and take their obedient places in the slots that society has prepared for them. What we must do--whether we teach or write or make films--is educate a new generation to do this very modest thing: change the world.
Many have asked me what we can do to help the environment, be more socially conscious of the world and human rights, etc. I thought I would start a section here of links and other items to offer some options. I don't personally subscribe to all of these programs, myself, but I follow several of them (I've placed a √ by those I've done or am planning to do). If you know of others, let me know, and I will add them!
Some Specific Links!
Chisnell's Favorite Foods
*Buying Local and/or Organic
Recycling & Conserving
In Their Face Activism
Made In America
External Links Worth Visiting!
www.coopamerica.org -- A site which tries to provide consumer-friendly links and ideas. Among other things, it produces the National Green Pages of sources for eco-friendly products. √
www.responsibleshopper.org -- Provides a quick guide on products and companies. When you buy from these, what do you support? √
Ten Things to Never Buy Again. √
New American Dream -- Programs and ideas on how to conserve products in schools, businesses, and personally.
www.Eco-Labels.org -- A Consumers Union guide to how to understand all of these confusing health and green claims.
www.GreenerChoices.org -- Environmental advice of all kinds