28 Jul '11, 5pm

It's always inspiring to see kids searching for solutions to the end of oil. And great they have teachers guiding them!

It's always inspiring to see kids searching for solutions to the end of oil. And great they have teachers guiding them!

When even the IEA chief economist says no government is prepared for peak oil , we can be forgiven for getting a little nervous about the economic and environmental future of our kids. Luckily, there are plenty of kid environmentalists out there actively fighting for a cleaner future. Here's a cool little video about an exercise in which kids get to grips with our oil dependence, and what life might look like without it. The Oil Game from Tom Harper on Vimeo . I can, of course, already hear the cries of propaganda and brain washing coming from the anti-environmental circles. (Presumably it's OK when BP helps write schools' environmental curriculum though.) Yet what I see in this video is kids being presented with a realistic picture of the resource constraints and environmental challenges they are likely to face—and then issued a challenge to figure out what to do with it....

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/school-kids-face-...

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