Monthly Archives: January 2012

Charting the Future of Our Children and Our Planet

Next month’s national conference is the largest-ever gathering of green schools. The largest-ever gathering of K-12 school administrators, teachers, students and parents next month marks the arrival of a growing national movement that sees ‘greening’ the nation’s schools as the … Continue reading

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My Eco-Friendly Cat!

I love cats. I grew up with SEVERAL. I’ve lived on my own for years and finally have one of my own. But let me tell you, whether you have one, or twelve (don’t ever do that), the litter box … Continue reading

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Sustainable Eating – 5 Packaged Foods to Avoid

This is a great article from Grist about ways to reduce waste, save money, and create some tasty, healthy staples for your kitchen cupboard.  Plus, it’s a fun way to engage your friends or kids in creating a more sustainable … Continue reading

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What is Sustainability Education, anyway?

One of the most interesting things the Green Education Foundation (GEF) has learned about sustainability education in 2011 is that nobody knows what it is. It’s not defined in the traditional sense, and if you research keyword searches on Google … Continue reading

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A World Without Maple Syrup?

Citizens who observe nature feel more connected to it, and therefore treat nature with more respect, interest, and may even devote part of their life to its protection.  Martha Carlson, a long time maple farmer and former science teacher, is … Continue reading

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Digitally Connected Classrooms

These days, students are checking facts on their smart phones, laptops, or tablets before their teachers can finish getting the words out. To keep up, educators can use online resources and digital technology to move away from being the distributor … Continue reading

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