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Feedback from presenting at Franklin College

George Phillips, PhD, teaches English at Franklin College. He invited our founder, Daniel Poynter, to present to his class. Below is their feedback.

What are 2-3 emotions you felt during / after the presentation? For each, why did you feel that way?

Response 1:

Hopeful: I felt hopeful during this presentation because it was the first time that I had ever heard about potential solutions to climate issues. I have spent weeks studying the negative effects of climate change, but we never discussed the potential remedies.

Engaged: I felt engaged during this presentation because Daniel presented both personal anecdotes and information.

 

Response 2:

Happiness- Was nice to hear that there are organizations trying to combat climate change in Indiana. Understanding- I could relate with Daniel’s stories about defeat and some of his struggles, but also how he brought himself back up.

Hopeful- we hear about a lot of bad with climate change so it was nice to hear something good.

 

Response 3:

Intrigued and interested are two words I think I could use to describe how I felt after Daniel's presentation. I really enjoyed the way he presented the info. I think I feel a little intrigued because the presentation made me think a little more about carbon footprints, and how individuals can make an impact. For our class we recently read Phillipe Squarzoni's "Climate Changed" graphic novel, and after reading that, I felt like climate change was such a huge issue and how if its so big and inevitable, how can just one person make a difference? But after Daniel's presentation and the discussion over Carbon Neutral Indiana and the work they do, I realized that starting small and working your way up is a much more efficient way to go about reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

 

Response 4:

inspired, interested. Daniel's presentation had me inspired to make a change and know that it's possible and I was interested in what he did to help Indiana become carbon neutral.

 

Would you recommend this presentation for other groups? If so, which ones and why?

Response 1:

Yes, I would recommend this presentation for other groups. I think groups of students should hear this presentation- especially if they plan on making a career in environmental science. I also think that homeowners, legislators, and the board members of academic institutions should hear this presentation.

 

Response 2:

Yes, other colleges or high schools would really benefit from something like this. I wish more people would speak about climate change, and high school especially tends to shy away from it.

 

Response 3:

Yes! I really enjoyed the presentation! I think one thing that made me enjoy it was that the story Daniel told was kind of relatable, and he also didn't just throw a bunch of numerical figures at us and move on, he gave us background information to go along with those figures and data. I think I would recommend this for others that are kind of hesitant to get involved in helping to deal with climate change because they don't know where to start. I would also definitely recommend this presentation to other high school/college classes and students!

 

Response 4:

Yes - I would recommend it for higher-ups such as government officials for them to utilize some ideas for carbon maintenance.

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