Hi friends! I wanted to take time today to tell you about a project that a friend of mine, Jonathan Zaidman, is doing with his organization, The 1to1 Movement.
The project is called STACKED, and it’s one of the coolest ideas evah! Instead of yammering on about it, I’ll let this informative graphic do the talking for me (click on the image to make it larger):
As you can see, STACKED is planning to make sustainability education mobile. The idea of repurposing a really cool old bus to run on bio-diesel and be a rolling lab of learning for kids makes me ecstatic.
Rebuilding Communal Learning
I truly feel that we’ve lost something in this country. We’ve lost a sense of community, and the tradition of passing things down to our children. I know a lot of my friends’ parents didn’t teach them how to cook or do laundry, and a lot of my friends with kids now feel burnt out and stressed, so it’s easier to just do things themselves than teach their kids how. This means that we’re not ingraining these things into our children, and then they grow up to be people who are afraid to cook, afraid to fail, afraid to try.
I love the idea that this magical bus could roll up to schools all over Southern California and get kids’ hands in the dirt, get them seeing life spring from a seed, to feel like magicians because they’ve done something they thought impossible, or never thought about at all. It’s proven that when you allow kids to participate in the process, they become more open and engaged.
Kids care. A LOT. I have a lot of friends who work with children, and my teacher friends are bad-asses. They tell kids about pollution, our food-system, the dangers of consumerism, the truth about why they are vegan. And guess what? Their kids are riveted. They care. They want to know more. They want to help.
Donate to the Bus!
If you are like me and you think this is an amazing project, please consider making a donation to help 1to1 bring this dream to life. I have a STACKED fundraiser page over on Classy.org, go check it out!