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Eco-Equity
by Van Jones
Van Jones offers a framework for building a just and sustainable world that centers around building a green economy that lifts people out of poverty.
Climate Art: The Longitudinal Installation
by Xavier Cortada
Artist Xavier Cortada created an installation in Antarctica featuring quotes of people affected by climate change around the world. Creating this installation in a continent with no borders, the artist aims to diminish the man-made barriers in the world above it.
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox
by Jing Fong
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. These interactive activities explore key themes surrounding Green-Collar Jobs Campaign's work, including: the green economy, eco-equity and eco-privilege, model cities, and restorative justice. We've identified compelling YES! articles to support teaching with these activities.
Environmental Education on the Prairie :: Pioneering New Strategies
This year's annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education will take place in Wichita, Kansas under the heading of Environmental Education on the Prairie :: Pioneering New Strategies.
Gandhi and the Barefoot College of Tilonia
Who's Willing to Step Up
It turns out people are willing to make sacrifices to stop Global Warming: polling data from 23 countries confirms that people are ready to do what it takes.
The Amazing Power of Green Slime
by Margit Christenson
Using algae for biofuels as a possible solution. The oil in algae can be converted into biodiesel and its carbohydrate components into ethanol.
Terra Preta, a Solution Buried in the Dirt
by Brooke Jarvis
Agrichar is another solution to reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Housing Cartoon
"I've tried everything and my footprint is still a size 10..." Caption submitted by Wanda Rockwell.
Top 10 Questions
What are the 10 most important questions in the world right now?
Be the Change :: Tree
In celebration of India's 60th year of independence, the Times of India launched an initiative to inspire the search for hidden talents in everyday people. Among the results is this two-minute video, "Tree," which has become an anthem for India—and is a must-see for all of us.
Theme Guide :: Stop Global Warming Cold
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
Theme Guide :: Stop Global Warming Cold
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
Barefoot College :: The Night Schools
More than 250 night schools have been set up throughout India for the benefit of working children. Nearly 4000 girls and over 2,250 boys, who tend cattle during the day, attend these schools after dark, and the schools are powered by solar lanterns maintained by barefoot solar engineers.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.