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Wed 18 Jun 2008
NAWE member Mario Petrucci has produced three environment-centred resource packs for the Poetry Society, designed for schools, young adults and poets.
   
1.   Poetry : the Environment. Four of the most pressing Environmental themes, comprehensively explored through poetry.

2.   Biomimicry : Poetry. This fascinating new branch of science is concerned with solving problems by imitating Nature.

3.   The Green Poetry Pack. Poems and writing ideas to engage with the natural world, soil and trees, and local self-sufficiency (coming soon).

These lesson plans enter new territory for the Poetry Society and may also represent new territory for most classrooms, but this challenge is crucial. Perhaps the most important issue facing humanity at the moment is how we can change our way of life before oil and food shortages become unsolvable.

Leading scientists and activists worldwide are watching the clock, with mere decades ahead of us before a global disaster.  Many are turning to poetry to engage these most pressing issues.  Why not have poetry stand forward in turn?

Mario's poems pull no punches - they will intrigue, delight, terrify and provoke at every level of emotion, learning and action. There are moments of bleakness but there are windows of opportunity  also.

In this unique commission, the Poetry Society hopes to give educators across the world a chance to educate the next generation, our children, in these most pressing of concerns, offering ways to ensure the survival of future generations.

The packs are available for free on the Poetry Society's website:
www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/education/poetryclass/news/

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." - E F Schumacher
 
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