How can we expect a person to act in the best interests of our planet if he doesn’t know about them in the first place? More can be achieved by explaining to people the why and how of things. Education, and by that I don’t necessarily mean a college degree, makes us capable of reason and logic. True knowledge does not necessarily have to be confined to the 4 walls of a classroom.
Real knowledge involves getting people interested in the world around them and the real world problems facing us today. For example, explaining to someone how to effectively separate your trash every day before throwing it rather than teaching them Thermodynamics or Calculus has a greater impact on Society.
What if each one of us sets out to accomplish the simple goal of educating one person? We’ll soon live in a place where everyone is capable of taking a better, more informed decision, thus contributing to society and ultimately ourselves.
We don’t need no education.