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Service-Learning and Life Philosophies
by Jing Fong
Here are two dynamic organizations that offer your students opportunities and engaging resources to express and act on what they believe. Encourage your students to take on a service-learning project or submit a personal essay to "This I Believe."
Visual Learning: Walking Slowly
by Alyssa Austin
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.
Facing the Future
by Jing Fong
Here is a range of lessons from Facing the Future for grades K-12, including some projects for university level students.
Nurturing Creative Thinkers
by Jing Fong
In this entertaining talk, Sir Ken Robinson asserts that to get the best out of people, schools need to nurture creative thinkers rather than good workers.
Bringing Power Home
by Jing Fong
Be inspired by Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba. After being forced to drop out of school, William teaches himself how to build a windmill to bring power to his village.
The Evergreen Cooperatives
The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
World’s Citizens to Politicians: Get Serious on Global Warming Now!
by Richard Sclove
A new worldwide poll on climate change reflects a global consensus for urgent action—and sets a precedent for deliberative democracy at the international level.
A Wave of Climate Action
by Richard Graves
An international day of action heralded the emergence of a global grassroots climate movement. Next up: December 12.
Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill" Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill"
From the Climate Action Blog: YES! Magazine's fulfillment assistant Jackie Taylor makes saving the planet her favorite game.
23 Billion: Where's the Outrage?
by Davey D
After another round of massive bonuses to the financial industry, Hip Hop historian and activist Davey D wonders where all the protesters are.
The Victory of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly held resources without degrading them.
Keeping Warm without Warming the Globe Keeping Warm without Warming the Globe
Media and Outreach intern Ariel Kazunas on winter-proofing for a more climate-happy home.
Path to a Peace Economy
by David Korten
A persistent pattern of violence against people, community, and nature is inherent in the institutional structure of our existing economy. We can’t resolve our current economic crisis with marginal regulatory adjustments. It is time to rethink and restructure.
Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus
by Roger Valdez
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are 'laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health.'
Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap
by Patrick Seale
The current debate in Washington, focused on troop numbers and military strategy, has failed to give any serious attention to the possibility of bringing the Afghan war to an end by political means.