I normally stay out of political stuff and straight up, it’s with the hope of people not associating me with a political viewpoint. I find it outrageous that if somebody is associated with a party, then that means that that person must feel a certain way about various complex issues.
I was fortunate enough over the past few days to spend some time with a class at the University of Guelph, taught by Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. A class about climate change, after a semester of learning about it, wanted to move into action. Inspired by votemob, they created a campaign and got people talking.
This should be the point of school. Teach lessons, inspire people, move into action. They organized a day called Robocall Steve, an opportunity to remind the country that Guelph has been a source for positive political action, not just embarrassing election tactics.
The phone call is widespread, with a message about wanting to be a leader in climate change, not a loser. While some who came out were headstrong anti-Harperists, I also think some were not the lefty Sir left that most associate all of Guelph with. These were simply people in Guelph, and some who came from Norwell, coming together to deliver a message to our Prime Minister. Mr. Harper, these people gathered to make sure you know that they care about the climate issues. Please hear them, their message is important and their method is admirable.
That’s all I’ve got.
UNIV 1200 – it’s been a pleasure.