While attending the Rainforest Action Network’s “Change the Course” training session in Louisville in October, 2014, I met fellow trainee Andy Long, who teaches at a university in Kentucky.

He is interested in “Social Dynamics” stories (see his website:

Specifically, we talked about using parables as possible ways to get people to think differently about environmental problems.

Later discussing the idea with Kevn, who attends North Meadow Circle of Friends and has children, we decided to see how things would go with having the kids at Sunday school work on creating some parables related to the environment and later, if things go well, other topics.