My journal entry for this week is a combination of the David Orr reading, and the pictures we found off of google. The myths that Orr talked about stuck with me, because they are myths that many believe, and many are taught. So, I incorporated the myths that we believe and made it into one of the types of pictures that we found. My picture is a girl believing all of the myths David Orr talked about. Where she is the grass is green and the sky is blue. It is my version of a stereotypical “pretty picture”. But, above her is more of a reality. There is pollution, garbage, gas emissions, unrecycled bottles, and the chemical symbols which resemble the chemicals used daily. When we discussed the pictures I was interested in the facts that they make you feel sad or guilty. I understand that felling those things may make you want to change but they generally do not make a lasting impression. It also does not give you the tools to solve any of the problems. Therefore, we are taught to feel bad about it but not necessarily taught how to fix it. Like the article said, all education is environmental education. So, we are being taught to feel bad about all of the problems. This is my interpretation of a David Orr environmental education picture.