Every season turns, turns, turns... The end of April marks transition for all of us as the final winter snows fall and springtime's warmth and life finds firm footing.
At the Environmental Center and Fort Lewis College, it also marks a pivotal shift where our students close out their school year and for some, move into their summertime experience...and for others, walk into the next chapter of their lives. We also experience the closure of a year's worth of projects and research and a break from office life.
I count us all lucky to host these moments of transition, as they provide a natural point for reflection and (with a bit of discipline) growth. For our newest alumni and our returning students, we hope you catalyze on this opportunity and take the time to ruminate on all that you learned about fighting for a better world.
These are times where we can think deeply about how we want to carry this work forward, to think about "what next?" It is a great wide world out there, and summer offers many a chance to step away from the glowing screens and walk outside with the sheer intention to listen. Listen to the shifting worlds both outward and inward, and commit yourself to a course of action.
As one of my favorite signs at the Durango People's Climate March read - "Temps are rising...and so are we". Looking forward to our transition, reflection, and ensuing action to fight for a more sustainable world!