University of Colorado: 2010 Legacy Lecture

University of Colorado poster and photo of the Garden of the Gods by Franke James

“Franke’s presentation inspired my class to do the hardest thing first”

Photo of Franke James at Legacy Lecture talk by UCCS assistant
“Franke’s engaging UCCS presentation accomplished just what I had hoped: it inspired my class to decide to do the hardest thing first. As one student explained, ‘Before Franke’s visit I thought the class should select a student initiative that we were certain would pass. After talking with Franke, I decided the class should pursue the hardest project, even if it meant we risked failure.’

“Franke made us all, students and faculty alike think — about what is bothering our green consciences and what we are willing to do about it — and the conversation she generated continued in the classrooms and hallways long after her visit.” Carole J. Huber, Geography & Environmental Studies, UCCS

Franke’s blog post: Students “doing hardest thing first” face opposition in Colorado Springs

Two UCCS students talk about their Green Conscience artwork…

The Squeaky Wheel Super-Hero

Making the right choice

UCCS Feedback:

“I enjoyed your workshop and found the Six Steps to Sustainability to be very useful. I will explore ways to incorporate these ideas into our efforts to educate students about sustainability on our campus. Sustainability is a difficult subject to explain — I think visual art is essential to effective communication… Keep up the great inspirational work!” Kevin Gilford, Sustainability Office Manager, UCCS Office of Sustainability

“I really enjoyed your presentation and workshop, thank you for the inspiration… Thank you for what you do and sharing it with the world.” Mallori, UCCS student

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