I wrote about a PBS four-part series called Edens Lost and Found last week. In the next few weeks it will take the PBS audience, some 80 million people to Philadelphia, LA, and Seattle and look at sustainable urban ecosystems and what we all can do to improve quality of life, possibly bringing even more energy to an emerging trend in the real estate market .
I was attracted to a segment paying tribute to a teacher by the name of Deb Perryman. Maybe some of you are former schoolteachers as I am. It makes me smile each time I hear about a teacher who inspires greatness in her students (you have GOT to watch her little video here)..Here is a young woman totally motivating a group of teenage kids. Ms. Perryman teaches about the meaning and practice of stewardship, a subject you all know is close to my heart. If you watch the video clip at the URL above, you will see her unusual classroom, a 35 AC parcel of land she somehow managed to salvage and then sculpt into a nature preserve right out the door of her school!
Today I got an email from Ms. Perryman. She found us via Active Rain! She wrote:
My name is Deb Perryman and I had googled my name and found your blog. (I google my name it for my District and so that I can follow up with potential partners for my classroom. I have as many people who do not like what I am doing so I like to communicate with them as well.)
I am ashamed to say that I have never heard of your organization or the term eco certified...but I really want to learn more! Can you fill me in?
Thanks for the kind words and like you, I live to see my students taking action in the community. If we do not find ways to motivate our young people, our country will never strengthen. My generation has become a generation of "arm chair citizens" and I want to make sure that every generation after mine understands their power!
Hope to hear from you soon.
THANK YOU Active Rain for creating this opportunity to reach out to communities, teachers and individuals, including a number of REALTORS® . As we collaborate to develop programs and initiatives to reconnect kids with nature in their own neighborhoods, we all win. This makes me feel good about the future of the real estate business. How about you?
FYI...EDENS LOST AND FOUND Airtime in your area.
You can read more about EDENS here: http://edenslostandfound.org/
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