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Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebe
In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
Working Together at the Summit of the Americas
by Laura Kaliebe
Three days isn’t enough time to solve all of the problems in the hemisphere—but it’s a start.On April 17-19, 2009, the democratically-elected leaders of 34 countries will meet in Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas.
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
by Laura Kaliebe
Forget about celebrating Earth Day on just one day—or even all month. This year the Earth Day Network is launching its “Greenest Generation” initiative. This set of resources will help you make every day Earth Day.
Visual Learning: Self Portrait in Waste
by Jing Fong
Use this photo by Chris Jordan to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Connect and Engage: Food Stamps and Seafood
by Jing Fong
What would you eat for only $3 each day? What’s the difference between freshwater and farm raised fish? You and your students will take your eating awareness to another level with these two resources. Your new knowledge will make you think before you buy.
Reconnecting Schools to Real Food
by Chef Tom French
Chef Tom, director of the Experience Food Project, has a broad vision of a new school food system that serves healthy local food, and builds bridges between the classroom and the kitchen. Here is Chef Tom’s story.
YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table
by Jing Fong
The multi-media resources from Sustainable Table are designed to awaken consumers to the problems with factory farming and to promote sustainable food as a desirable and more responsible alternative.
Sustainable Seattle: City's Progress Towards Zero Waste
by Amy Goodman, Richard Conlin
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks with Richard Conlin on the day Seattle launched a new composting program to further improve its waste management.
Visual Learning: Ending Hunger
by Jing Fong
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
The Garden of Eatin'
Presidential households from Jefferson to Roosevelt kept gardens at the White House. Why shouldn’t President Obama? A colorful history of Pennsylvania Avenue’s “edible landscape.”
The Omnivore's Next Dilemma
Are humans just pawns in plants’ clever strategy to rule the Earth? At this 2007 TEDTalk in Monterey, California, author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from plants' perspective.
Connect and Engage: Local Food
by Jing Fong
Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
YES! Recommends: Food For Everyone
by Jing Fong
Raising youth: growing food, justice, and leadership in your classroom. These articles from the Food For Everyone issue of YES! Magazine embody the possibilities when we take our health and our food into our own hands.
How to Build a Tiny House
by Dee Williams
Dee Williams bought and modified a set of plans from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and built the house herself using second-use materials. Here are more details on how she did it.
Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim Haynes
Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.