Once when I was a child I saw an evening news story about a drought. I started thinking about what would happen if we had no access to water, and made myself so scared that for a few days it pushed out all other thoughts, and I could barely eat or sleep.
Even now, the problems with our environment seem paralyzingly big and scary in their implications for the future of our children. We face many challenges on the road to a more just, equitable, and sustainable world, but none looms larger than reversing the damage caused by climate change.
So nothing seems more important than helping our children become stewards of the earth - but how to do this without scaring them?