In the news there is a beautiful story of a river in New Zealand that has been granted the legal status of a person, so that damage done to the river will be punishable as an encroachment on the rights of a human being. Maybe this is the future. Maybe this is what we should have been doing all along. Read about it here.
My recommendation for spring break reading. Or any reading really. This is probably the book I have recommended the most over the past several years. It had a huge impact on my life and thinking about how we relate to our world. Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv.