Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Passion, Creativity, Taking a Stand - on a Floating Stage in Norway

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I don't usually blog about matters unrelated to college admissions, but this Huffington Post piece about Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi playing his composition "Elegy for the Arctic" on a floating platform amidst a crumbling glacier in Norway has knocked me out this morning. Having just returned from Norway - though I didn't make anywhere this far north - it caught my attention, and of course the content did too: climate change, what we can do to call attention to it, and how we might arrest it. 

Many of the students I work with want to pursue fields related to the environment because they understand the realities of climate change. 

From the article:
“Being here has been a great experience. I could see the purity and fragility of this area with my own eyes and interpret a song I wrote to be played upon the best stage in the world,” Einaudi said in a news release from Greenpeace. “It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, stop the process of destruction and protect it.”
"Greenpeace had the piano shipped from Germany to Norway, where it traveled on the Arctic Sunrise, one of the organization’s ships, to the glacier."
I hope that you take a few minutes to watch this tremendously moving video and read the article. If you're as moved by it as I am, please post a comment or drop me a line. Liz@DontSweatTheEssay.com. 

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