Trick or Teach (Rap)
by Joey Feinstein, Executive Director
Nothing fuels my Climate Cycle fire more than interfacing with students and seeing the degree of engagement they are consistently capable of around the issue of sustainability. Sadly, student audiences are often aghast at the level of inaction of their adult predecessors around this critical issue. Never was this more apparent than when a group of students at Curie Metro High School gave me the following 8 words that reminded them of the environmental challenge we are facing: selfishness//denial//hiding// ignorance// propaganda//over indulgence//careless//bad habits.
A cutting edge cornerstone of Climate Cycle’s student presentations is incorporating freestyle rap into our repertoire. The way this works is that students give a series of words that relate back to a certain facet of sustainability.
Broadly speaking, these presentations are a way to teach students we can’t continue to trick ourselves into believing inaction around the environment is a viable option. That said, hopefully this video of the above 8 words converted into a freestyle rap is a treat to watch.