Ecoliteracy Braid

Andrea Bregg wrote her love letter from Mother Nature’s perspective, which is something I never thought about which is extremely significant. By her talking as if she was Mother Nature, makes the ideas more intense. She also brings up the concerns with pollution and composting, which I also learned is important when talking about sustainability. When she wrote, “what you do may not be much, but it is something,” (paragraph 4) relates to my love letter when I talk about the fact that you can only do so much as an individual but it’s all worth it.

Karin Rustad’s love letter/poem connected to mine, because as she wrote in every line “You inspire me to try.” When I was writing mine, I was also inspired because I research the topic more and find ways I can do something, even if it is something little. When reading Karin’s love letter/poem it differs from mine when she states, “You inspire me to care for and nurture the land,” her main points were on reduce, reuse and recycle. (Line 3) She was taught to appreciate the environment, by learning about these new ways. There is a lot of new ways and new approaches we need to do to make the future better.

My approach on our ecoliteracy love letter/poem took a different turn then most of my classmates. My main focus was on animal rights because that is what is important to my family and I. The quote from the article Sustainable Living, Ecological Literacy, and the Breath of Life by Fritjof Capra saying “When we walk out into nature, living systems are what we see,” brought me to the idea that ecoliteracy can have many different concepts. (Page 11) A living system can be an animal, people around you or even yourself. The idea of nature is not just one thing, or one person trying to solve ecological problems. By connecting my love letter to Andrea Bregg and Karin Rustad’s, it all comes down to the same idea that we have been taught how too or we acknowledge it and now we need to try. By braiding all of our differences in each of our love letters/poems, allows us to learn from each other and helps us realize that there is still so much to learn that needs to be done and we need to pull ideas from each other to do this.

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