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There are even amusing ways to point out the fact that students have choices every day with long term consequences. In one discussion about the environment, when the students were castigating older generations for they viewed as irresponsible treatment of the planet, I laughed, waved my arm around the classroom and said, "You're kidding right? Have you seen what this classroom looks like when you leave it? Who goes behind you and picks up the newspapers, the candy wrappers, and the Starbucks cups you leave behind? What do your apartments look like right now? Your cars?"
It was amusing to see their faces as I said, "Environmental responsibility starts at home. Just like everything else does."