The Kogi people who live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Columbia call themselves the Elder Brothers and refer to the rest of the people in the world as Younger Brothers. They were one of the only groups of indigenous people in the world, who because of the particular nature of their surrounding, were able to keep themselves apart and sustain their culture. In 1988, they were so concerned about the state of the Mother (Earth) that they sought out a BBC journalist to tell these concerns to the world, endangering their isolation which has since led to terrible consequences for them all. Sadly they are no longer isolated. Video: The Kogi - Journey to the Hearth of the World
4. Share with older students the literary work of some great writers who have been and continue to be inspired by their love of this Earth. There is poetry by Mary Oliver – (I love Wild Geese) or books like Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by environmental activist, writer and poet, Janisse Ray and the wonderful Alison Hawthorne Deming Here is an amazing interactive book: Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories on Global Warming
started by Jane Goodall. Actions that come out of love can last for a long, long time and benefit a lot of people.