“Nonviolence is a force that comes from within when you transform feelings of separateness into relationships. Into a Bee-loved community.”
(Reposted from Metta Center For Nonviolence, August 2, 2021)
By: The Metta Center Team
Climate disruption is human-caused and, while that’s hard to acknowledge for some, we can take a hopeful approach: if we caused it, we do something about it. So what’s getting in our way? Will protest be enough? Through the complex lens of Buzz, a worker bee in a hive near you, we are privy to an inside perspective and a voice rarely heard — one that offers insights from Mother Earth and her creatures on how to resolve our dilemma, and how nonviolence must play a critical role. As Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, ours is a time of “nonviolence or non-existence.” So, which will we choose?
This short animation (with artwork and animation by Anabella Meijer and Tim Witte) was created with ages 12-18 in mind to facilitate discussions around nonviolence and the challenges faced by climate disruption.
The transcript is available here.
Lesson Plan by the Metta Center
We’re All in This Together: True-to-Life Stories to Inspire Creative Climate Action, by Rivera Sun for the Metta Center