Los Angeles, CA, May 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Rosalyn Kahn expanded her audience the Eco Action Club which operates out of the Sustainable Works office at Santa Monica College.
Sustainable educational program is where students learn about important environmental issues and the ways that they can incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday lives, improve their quality of life, and save resources while saving money. Students also learn about careers in the emerging green economy and the paths they can take to pursue them.
The group is supported by Sustainable Works an environmental education organization and a project of Community Partners.
In the past Prof. Kahn has encouraged her students for extra credit to participate with 15 – 25 students who meet once a week for 9 weeks. The Workshops are structured around the exploration of the issues and solutions related to 6 key topics: water, energy, waste, chemicals, transportation and shopping/food. Guided by the Workshop Leader and the program text, the Sustainable Workbook, students learn about the local, regional, and global environmental impact of their daily choices and the solutions they can use to reduce that impact.
Rosalyn’s Speech was entitled “Learning Lasting Loving Memories about Nature.” Ms. Kahn began her presentation asking the audience how they originally were attracted to nature. One student shared she was born on Earth Day. Another student was born in the forest and learned the calming effect that nature offers a person.
Ms. Kahn shared the experience that she learned from her father in visiting natural parks in her youth. Later in life her spouse made her a National Member of the Sierra Club and she has continued her appreciation and love for nature.
The talk yesterday also included two stories taken from her book on “Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World.” It involved a teen’s battle to fight depression by buying flowers to hand out to strangers. Once her bouquet was distributed so was her depression. The second story was a student preparing a meal for young men who had moved from Bosnia and were now living in the USA. All the students could easily resonate on a time they had left home and missed the feeling of family and their mother’s cooking.
Here are the reactions from a few participants, Nova Power stated, “To witness the sincerity, kindness, passion and care is incredibly powerful, ” Elena Power felt “Your speech is poetry.” Cora Phillips offered “She reaches the tipping point in each of us where we know how to better live.”
Rosalyn Kahn is the author of “Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World.” She can be reached at www.rosalynkahn.com. Rosalyn has two additional scheduled next week including the Santa Monica Police Department and the Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), the academic honor society and service organization of the California Community Colleges.