Welcome to the Environmental Sustainability Clubs of America
There is a powerful and growing thirst among our students to know what lies ahead. Popular media is alive with environmentally oriented programs like TED and video games like Ten Days to Save the World. Billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Ted Turner, among a growing list of business magnates, are pouring money and personal appearances into an effort to bring about a sustainable future. The nuclear catastrophe in Japan is vividly focusing the world’s attention on the need to exercise some control over our future.
When students learn that there is a little known but growing area of environmentalism which attempts to quantitatively utilize variables such as population, climate change, air pollution, fresh water pollution, salt water pollution, sea water levels, salt water acidity, fossil fuel reserves, natural resource levels, and arable land to forecast the future, they take immediate interest.
That interest is what EVSCA will allow students to pursue. The organization is just getting off the ground.
One of our projects will be to work via social media to interest students from other schools to form their own chapters. We foresee that a growing network of clubs could evolve in both high schools and colleges.
Stay tuned for developments....
The EVSCA Brochure
This is under development. Here PDF is the prototype. Caution - This is a very large PDF file, 8 megabytes, since it's designed for printing.
Another brochure is underway. It covers the four subproblems of the analysis presented in the above brochure. Here PDF is the prototype. Note the page numbers are wrong, since this extracted from a larger Thwink brochure. The graph on the third page is especially interesting.
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - H. G. Wells (1866-1946)x
"Once the foundations of a revolution have been laid down, it is almost always the succeeding generation which completes the revolution." - Jean d'Alembert, writing about what came to be called the Scientific Revolution in 1759.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650) in Discours de la Methode.
"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)