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Xavier Cortada: Artist’s Statement
by Xavier Cortada
To address global climate change, Cortada has created two related works. One focuses on global awareness, the other on local action. The artist says: "My work aims to challenge us to find deeper meaning in our present lives by exploring the paths of those who came before us and our relationship to the natural world."
Education for Peace in Guatemala
The nonprofit Miguel Angel Asturias Academy was founded in 1994 to address Guatemala's educational crisis. Devoted to creating informed, critically-thinking, socially conscious citizens, the academy seeks to empower its students to become leaders and agents of change within their communities.
Jon Warnow :: Brower Youth Awards
Listen to Jon's energetic acceptance speech as he invites all of us to “step outside our comfort zones” and remake our world.
Carlos Moreno :: Brower Youth Awards
Carlos is all about being the change—invite your students to hear about his commitment and dedication to his Boston community and how he lives the change he believes in.
It’s Not Too Late
by Van Jones
The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change, says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a world view that says we're not going to leave anyone behind.
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?