If we could teach kids to keep their schools free of litter we would solve global warming in a generation.
Global warming seems to be such an insolvable problem but getting a group of children to keep their school free of litter seems to be, albeit not easy, at least possible if we paid it enough attention.
But in fact a solution to litter in schools would need to involve all members of the community, it would need activists and belief, compassion and non aggression, making of rules and policing them sensitively, collaboration at a local, national and international level. All these characteristics are essential components of a solution to global warming.
Try solving the simple problems first. By empowering our communities to do something possible, we might just be able to tackle something that at the moment seems impossible.
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