My son Max and his 5th grade class, joined by a few of the middle schoolers of Living Wisdom School, recently raised over $1000 by organizing and performing a benefit concert for the people of the Carteret Islands in the South Pacific. Despite the ironic fact that these islanders leave little, if any carbon footprint on Planet Earth, their homeland is sinking due to global warming. In a few short years the islands will be submerged. Already the land is quickly shrinking and crops are destroyed by encroaching sea levels, as well as sea water bubbling up from below.
The children had a great time choosing some favorite music and poems to perform, and great satisfaction in knowing that they can help make a difference.