As we come to the end of this term, I can't help but be amazed at how fast time has passed. I am so glad to have chosen this course and be a part of this learning journey with everyone!
There were lots of ups and downs throughout the term. I was pleased to see innovations and new ways to save our planet, but more often saddened by the ugly sides of the Earth (plastic recycling, environmental racism, etc). I also learned that individual action alone was not enough - we have to find flaws in the system to create meaningful change. Everything week we learned content without the worry of memorizing every detail, which allowed us to focus on the stories, problems, and solutions and remember them for years. To me, I will not forget what I learned for a long time.
In the end, I am going to envision a future, maybe one that's a little too idealistic, but I will say it anyways (maybe it;ll be set in a very distant future):
I envision a future where people are not crowing over each other, where no one competes over natural resources. As such, people live in harmony with the Earth and take no more than what they need. There is a perfect, circular cycle between humans and nature.
(In a way, I almost hope there are more rural populations and a much smaller population size. But I think that this change will take a long time to occur organically.)
Thank you Kai and Dana for such a wonderful term!