The topic for this month’s APLS Blog Carnival is Education. I chose this topic because I tend to think of education as a part of daily life. I am always learning, and I was interested to see where all the inspirational APLS bloggers get their understanding of sustainable living and how they share it with others. I was so happy to read through the submissions and see everyone’s take on learning about sustainability. Please take the time to read through them all, and I promise you’ll enjoy them!
Daphne, who blogs at Daphne’s Dandelions, takes a break from her usual topic of gardening to post about how she educates herself on sustainability in unexpected places, like Science Fiction conventions. At home, she plays the role of the “Green Nag” in her family in order to make sure things are done as sustainably as possible. She’ll also educate strangers, but only when asked.
Katie from A Green Fire writes about how she first learned about sustainable, frugal, green living from her family, and then as an adult out of the necessity to be frugal. She also talks about how much she learns doing research to write her blog posts, and shares it with her family and readers.
Green Bean writes about educating others through her Victory Garden. As she says, “Grab a shovel and start spreading the word!”
As Beth at Fake Plastic Fish writes, “Sitting hour upon hour in front of the computer, I crave the ‘classroom’ of the natural world. What are some ways to learn about what’s ‘real’?” Read her post and see what she comes up with.
Robbie at Going Green Mama writes about life lessons she’s learned in the process of going green. My favorite is “Grandma’s ways sometimes worked.”
Healther at Simple-Green-Frugal describes her education as read, read, read, be fearless, and live the life. Sharing her jams and inspiring others to get out and walk are a few examples of how Heather spreads the sustainable message.
Ruchi at Arduous Blog writes about her experiences continuing her education in London, and how she appreciates learning so much more now that she’s grown up.
Ruth, who blogs at Musings of an Everyday Woman and also happens to be my mom, writes about how our visit to the Island School changed her views on sustainability, and how she’s made changes since returning home.
Stephanie at Sunbeam Soapbox writes about the huge amount of information available and how we all need to work together to learn it, because it may just be too much for one person to do it all.
Joyce at Tall Grass Worship gives credit to all the green bloggers out there spreading the sustainability message, even though she may not agree with most of their political views. She also acts as a sustainable role model.
Finally, if you want an Environmental Science teacher’s take on her own education in sustainable living and how she passes it on to her students and others, you can read my post here at Farmer’s Daughter.
Thanks so much for participating this month by contributing to the carnival or reading these wonderful posts! Here’s to lifelong learning!
The debate rages on over whether to change the “Affluent Persons Living Sustainably” acronym. Do you think we should keep it or change it to one of the other names suggested? Head on over to the APLS Blog to cast your vote.