This week in our Monday morning gathering, we sang our Saint Michael songs and then John read to us this week’s ‘Calendar of the Soul’ verse. After that everybody shared their weekends and then we spoke about the weather and stars.
In our Thursday morning college, we spoke about the environment and climate change. To start off, John gave us two definitions of the word environment. ‘The first definition was the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates.’ The second definition of environment ‘was the natural world as a whole or in a particular geographical area especially as affected by human activity.
After that Cedric asked everybody about carbon dioxide. Everybody answered, it is a gas that you exhale. He then told us that every living thing like people, animals, plants, trees and grass breathes CO2. Next Ida spoke to us about water pollution. She told us that water pollution is very often made by humans. They contaminate water bodies like lakes, rivers, oceans and groundwater. She also told us that water is important for all humans. After that Busra showed us a picture of Greta, the sixteen year old girl who started a protest movement for climate change. After that Simran brain stormed ideas for how we can keep our environment clean by recycling and avoiding using too many disposable items.
After a short break we practiced our bell playing and the fairy tale. In the afternoon we gathered into our clay, eurythmy, painting, reading, writing, games and novel groups.
On Thursday afternoon, we gathered into three different groups and did exercise. On Friday afternoon, the grade eight students from Waldorf came to Circle Hall and practiced the fairy tale with us.

Busra leads a climate protest in college. The signs say: There is no Planet B; Our Earth Matters; Cascadia to Save the Planet