Friday, December 23, 2011

Family Ties

We watched an episode of Family Ties today. In it, Jennifer, who is 16, becomes aware of what is going on that is damaging the environment. She points out the toxins in toiletries and talks about how burning fossil fuels is creating greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere, causing temperatures to rise. Her parents were trying to use goods that were eco-friendly, but were concerned that Jennifer was becoming depressed. She saw her school counsellor, told him what is going on and made him depressed. The show concluded with the parents telling Jennifer that the planet needed her to stay active for change and help find solutions.

The show was made in 1989.

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