Clothesline in Winter

Clothesline in Winter

Friday, June 10, 2011

Young Writers Wanted!

At the Clothesline Report, you read all the time about the need to act to protect the earth for the sake of our children.

Don’t you think it’s about time to hear from young people themselves?  I certainly do.  Many of us old people, sadly, don’t really seem to care that much about the ways we’re changing the earth, its climate and the natural systems upon which you will depend for your lives.  But the earth is your inheritance, and you have the right to be heard.

Speak out!  It's your world too.
For students, writing for the CR could earn credit, provide experience, and help build a solid resume.  All that’s needed is willingness to learn a topic, and share it with our readers.  If asked, I can provide help, suggest topics, and perhaps help polish the work.  I’m glad also to write to a student’s school if credit is at stake.

There are a thousand good ideas out there to write about.  Some are about the effects of harming the earth on people, animals and habitats.  Some are good things people are doing to make things better.  Some are ideas for how we can live more responsibly.  Some might be very personal, while others might be highly practical or educational.

Also, we’d welcome hearing how you feel to be inheriting a world in such dire need of healing.

Our readers need to learn what you know; and they need to feel what you feel.

I used to be young too; with my sons Nathan & Peter
So here’s what you do:  Email me, John Elwood, at or write on my Facebook wall at The Clothesline Report (click here for the link) and tell me you’d like to write.  If you know a topic already, let me know.  If you need ideas, that’s great too. 
And if you’re not so young, but know young people, then PLEASE, send this link to them, so they can have the chance to speak out for the sake of their own futures.

Thanks for writing, and may God bless you.

J. Elwood

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