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Posts tagged ‘Sustainability’

Pledging for Change

High school students modify one personal action to help the environment

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Have You Watched Our Videos Yet?

After a number of educators shared their videos of innovative learning strategies with us, we posted our first set for anyone to freely view.

You will find within them practical ideas such as using GoogleEarth for an invasive plant survey, or of schools that take students on weekly field trips to enhance their personal development and sustainability more generally. Learn how to prepare waste free lunches and to build comfy bug houses.

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A “Cap”tivating Masterpiece

An elementary school’s journey in using bottle caps to beautify the school, save a small piece of the planet, and increase knowledge of sustainability

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Training Tomorrows’ Green Leaders

Envirothons engage high school students in learning more about natural resources

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Sustainability Education and Media Literacy

Climate change can often provoke deep emotions in students. Instead of shying away, use these media literacy activities to foster discussions of what the future holds.

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Sustainability with Post-it Notes

A mosaic of rainbow paper squares in a middle school classroom displays ideas rethinking what a sustainable future could look like

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Pathways to Possibility

How a small team of dedicated educators successfully developed an interdisciplinary model within the confines of the traditional subject-bound timetable.

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Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Ten basic principles for getting students aged 11-18 engaged and active in bringing about change for a more sustainable future (excerpt)

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Doing Business in Birmingham

This award-winning project leverages technology to help students understand and promote sustainability within the local business community.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Visualizing More Sustainable Futures

Contemporary education ignores the future but sustainability education requires it. Here’s a compelling rationale and some activities that will help young people think more critically and creatively about the future.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Concrete Without Quarries

A sustainable chemistry lab inspired by ocean corals that allows students to create concrete through a reaction using car exhaust and seawater.

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MindShift

Explore the potential of peer leadership to engage teenagers in sustainability issues, using drama and teamwork to enrich learning opportunities and find solutions to real-world issues.

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Our Community Geoscape: Living Sustainably

Two sustainability education activity plans, including a role playing/scenario game and "green" design challenge. For students in grades 6 - 9.

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Sustainable Futures: An Interdisciplinary Unit at the Australian Science and Maths School

Students at a specialized senior science and math high school in Australia enjoy an interdisciplinary curriculum, within a new building where more than half of the floor spaces is comprised of open-concept Learning Commons. The authors describe in detail the sustainable gardens project that asks students to consider local conditions in choosing their design and which flora and fauna to include. Includes a rubric which can be applied to similar projects elsewhere.

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Localism as a Guiding Framework for Schools

Placing more focus on local issues in educational programs can serve to deepen students’ understanding of global issues, and increase caring and enthusiasm for learning.

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Sustainable Design for a Bountiful Future

Creative and critical-thinking activities for engaging teenagers in "humanity’s 21st century group project"—sustainable design. Students learn about sustainability in the production and consumption of material goods, and apply their knowledge to design sustainable products.

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