At VAI, we believe that education is the key to the solution of the problem regarding human illness. The truth about the link between personal health and planetary sustainability needs to be undertsood. We are planning to educate children locally, nationally, and globally. Children everywhere need the truth; even if it is not popular, about what they can do to help reverse our rapid course toward environmental destruction. As a teacher, I find that children feel powerless to change the world. The programs we provide will give children the knowledge and empowerment to become a part of the solution.
Lester R. Brown, author of Plan B 2.0 was asked if he felt we could make it, given the environmental problems that our world is facing. His response was “… it depends on you and me, on what you and I do to reverse these trends. It means becoming politically active. Saving our civilization is not a spectator sport.”
John Englander, oceanographer and consultant specializing in sea level rise, author of High Tide on Main Street. Combining personal experiences as a global ocean explorer with expeditions in Antarctica, Greenland, the High Arctic and deep dives in research submarines, his mission is to be a clear, objective voice on our changing climate and oceans. He explains the scientific facts and potential impacts in plain English. His marine science background, coupled with dual majors in Geology and Economics enable him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large scale financial and societal impacts particularly as they relate to sea level rise.
Read our educational initiative titled “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” and find out how you can be a part of the solution.