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To engage and inspire the next generation of water and environment managers, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has launched a new Environmental Education Network. Alastair Moseley, CIWEM Honorary Vice President and Environmental Education Network Chair said, “CIWEM’s membership is full of highly skilled professionals working to solve environmental challenges – challenges that we are likely to see increase in the future.

Fram Museum extension is dedicated to environmental education


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Earth Force and GM Recognize Teachers for Environmental Education

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Five Recipients Accept Chevrolet GREEN Educator Awards Richmond, VA , December 2011: Earth Force and the General Motors Foundation announced the final five winners of the Chevrolet GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) Educator Award. It recognizes educators who integrate environmental education into their school or community curriculums. Hughes is an educator at Northwest Middle School.

Environmental Education

The Green Changemakers

Environmental education projects are an ideal way to diversify your curriculum, try group teaching strategies, and bring the real world into the classroom in a strong academic context. What kinds of support are available in your school, district and community for supporting environmental educational activities? In what ways can environmental education activities enhance learning? Technology in Environmental Education Clancy J.

Greenwash Alert: Shell To Fund Environmental Education In Jordan

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A Jordanian oil shale company owned by Shell is funding university courses on the environment. As a global oil and gas company, Shell has a murky history not just environmentally but politically. Yesterday we commemorated the death of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa who was murdered for his campaigns against oil companies – and particularly Shell – in Nigeria back in 1995. Oil Shale Is Environmentally Damaging.

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The Environmental Education Collection

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Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Published in November 1996 (revised 2004, 2009) by NAAEE, Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence provides a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education materials. Developed through a process of critique and consensus, the Guidelines are grounded in a common understanding of effective environmental education.

Environmental Education Curricula Library

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The curricula listed on this webpage have been selected in light of their adherence to state, national, or NAAEE educational standards and are thus suitable for classroom use. Air Quality Amphibians and Reptiles Birds Climate Change Access the EE Week Carbon Footprint Calculator Endangered Species Energy Environmental Health Forests and Trees Recycling School Gardens Water Access the EE Week School Water Audit [link].

Video Games Could Save the Environment

Green Home Blog

The one thing that video games can do (though few developers have taken this tack) is teach a younger generation how to solve the world’s current energy and environmental issues. Georgia Tech professor and game designer Celia Pearce credits video games with giving players a chance to try environmental solutions in the virtual world – which helps them work together and develop realistic goals and expectations in the real world.

Live & Learn - Environmental Education and Community Development

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[link] Our Objectives The overall objectives of Live & Learn are: To provide an integrated, educational approach promoting community transition to sustainable development while maintaining a strong focus on community realities and priorities. To promote increased quality and innovation of teaching and learning in formal and community education. The MAIA Model for Learning and Action can be applied to any development and environmental issue.

Ramallah Celebrates First Palestinian Environment Festival

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Ramallah celebrated Palestine’s first environment festival March 19-21 2011. This past weekend, Ramallah celebrated what is believed to be Palestine’s first dedicated environment festival. According to organisers from community support organisation Juhoud , the Basateen (‘groves’ or ‘orchards’) festival attracted between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors, many of them schoolchildren and young people getting their first taste of environmental activities.

Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

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[link] Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability? They are common to environmental education and many other fields of educational research and practice. Sustainable-development Education

Bridging the Gap Between Environmentalism and Racial Justice

Green Living Guy

For years the environmental movement has had a diversity issue. Some of the largest environmental organizations which receive a majority of funding are staffed predominantly white. The post Bridging the Gap Between Environmentalism and Racial Justice appeared first on Green Living Guy.

From Green Degrees to Sustainable Careers: The Path To Sustainable Work

Green Living Guy

Could the path to a more sustainable world involve the creation of as many as 20 million jobs? This is the claim from prominent politicians like U.S. President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, who strive to revolutionize the national use of energy and resources. The economy is suffering from.

Environmental Education Curriculum for Middle and High School Teachers

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Environmental Education Curriculum for Middle and High School Teachers When Colin Beavan (aka “No Impact Man”) and his family decided to try living for a year in New York City without doing any harm to the environment (the “No Impact Experiment”), it attracted worldwide media attention. Because the Beavans traded their old habits for more environmentally-friendly ones – and figured out that doing so actually made their lives happier, healthier, and more abundant.

Connecting the Dots - Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

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Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability? They are common to environmental education and many other fields of educational research and practice. Systems-thinking Sustainable-development Education

Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability in Mexico

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Book review from Unai Sacona National Strategy 2006-2014 The document collect the main objectives and strategies that national authorities will developed during the next years in order to improve the Sustainability in Mexico through Environmental Education. To have frameworks, at different levels, for the development of environmental education for sustainability. Tags: Book-review Education

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Meet Dubai’s eco-warrior…who’s just 9 years old!

Green Prophet

Green Prophet was bowled over by the teen rapper whose environmentalism got him a ticket to COP21 , now an even younger eco-warrior has gotten our attention. “It is our responsibility to take action and spread awareness among people so that all become environment conscious,” he told Khaleej Times. It’s never to early to start teaching environmental stewardship. Cities eco-warrior environmental education recycling youth engagement

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Hebrew Preistess Sarah Shamirah Chandler on Judaism and the Environment

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But the truth is, plenty of religious groups are taking huge steps in the environmental movement, leading the charge to a healthier planet. In this series, Eco-Chick interviews female religious leaders and activists about environmental issues. This time, we’ll peer into Judaism with Hebrew Priestess and environmental educator Sarah Shamirah Chandler. EC: Any final thoughts on modern Judaism and its connection to the environment?

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Abu Dhabi beach gains Blue Flag award

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The city of Abu Dhabi has become the first Arabian Gulf location to gain a Blue Flag environmental award for one of its beaches. Green Prophet has recently reported on schemes to improve Abu Dhabi’s environmental record, especially amongst its marine habitats, and to educate local schoolchildren about conservation. But the Emirates region also faces ongoing challenges to the marine environment, including illegal shark fishing.

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

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The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools. The BSOE envisions an expansion of this initiative, hoping to spread throughout the UAE, with the support of both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environment and Water.

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Earth Day Exclusive: Interview with Julie McIntyre, author of new Ecosex Book

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Trained in plant medicine, Ayurveda, Reiki, medical herbalism, wilderness survival and holistic health, she’s the lastest to write a book about human relationships and the environmental movement: Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart: Nature, Intimacy and Sexual Energy (Destiny Books, 2012). Green Prophet: Why has the environmental movement resisted authentic discussions about sex?

Adorable goat playground raises awareness of upcycling waste


an educational pavilion and animal playground that raises awareness about the merits of upcycling. daži in Latvia, the eco-friendly project was inspired by the architects’ research into construction’s impact on climate change and environmental pollution; according to Latvia’s Ministry of Environment, the building industry is one of the biggest waste producers in the country. NOMAD architects and Karina Aramanda have transformed wood waste into GO[A]T WASTE?,

Dramatic Bird Migration on View at Israel’s Hula Valley

Green Prophet

As a successful environment development program, the Hula Valley bird reserve is one of the world’s most important bird-watching sites. We were sadly disillusioned when our guide explained that nutrias are an introduced species that’s become an environmental pest. Travel & Nature animal conservation environment environmental educationThe Hula Valley Bird Park offers unique bird and nature-watching opportunities.

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WATCH: Protecting Mangroves in the Arab Gulf

Green Prophet

Earlier this week Tafline found the vivacious character Ali Saloom from the United Arab Emirates who has launched a new show: Ask Ali About the Environment. One of his first episodes on environmental issues in Abu Dhabi, here Ali points out how mangroves in Abu Dhabi protect us from environmental catastrophes. Click the above video to see his journey, and the pristine environment in need of protection. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Tu B’Shvat Ecology Study Opportunities, 2012

Green Prophet

The 15th day of the Jewish month of Shavat signals the launching of new Jewish eco-education programs. Jewcology’s Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment. Jewcology, a project which provides materials and tools to support the Jewish environmental movement, announced today that it will launch a “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment” from Tu b’Shevat 5772 until Tu b’Shevat 5773. (Feb. Lifestyle & Culture activism environmental education

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From Davos: Building Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

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As leaders discuss how to improve education and tackle youth unemployment, one simple—yet powerful—tool is right outside our windows. Other studies have found that environment-based education significantly increases student test performance. And within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) job fields, demand for environmental scientists and engineers is growing at an unprecedented rate.

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Gaza’s Getting 20! Zero-Emissions Eco-Schools

Green Prophet

Plans for the Gaza schools are currently being displayed at the COP 17 conference in Durban and will render education in the Gaza Strip significantly less vulnerable to the politics du jour. Excellent thermal massing will ensure that the building stays cool during hot summers, to facilitate a comfortable learning environment for 800 students. The first zero-emissions school will cost $2 million, which is no more than UNRWA usually spends on an educational facility in the region.

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School’s In: Turkish Teachers Learn How To Teach Ecoliteracy

Green Prophet

How should teachers incorporate environmental ethics and lessons on sustainability into their classrooms? That’s the focus of a four-year educational ecoliteracy project — Turkey’s first — which has just begun. Beneath Yalova’s graceful willows, 75 teachers will spend the next week studying environmental issues from soil erosion to ethical forestry. The need for ecoliterate education in Turkey. Ecoliterate education: a global trend.

Building a Broader Conservation Movement

Cool Green Science

As Black History Month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the many contributions the African American community has made to conservation and the environmental movement. This group has been instrumental in supporting federal funding and policies to protect our natural world and prevent environmental harm. From communities of color, to women to urban residents, we continue to find that a very broad representation of America is on the side of nature and the environment.

Ski atop the worlds cleanest waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen


The building includes an environmental education hub as well as a landscaped roof for urban recreation including skiing, hiking and climbing. A crystal clear example of Hedonistic Sustainability — that a sustainable city is not only better for the environment — it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.” Eco Green a-new-tab akt biodiversity bjarke ingel group bjarke-ingels copenhill environment environmental education ski urban-recreation

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Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

Environmental issues effect us all, but this week’s “Eye on Earth” Summit in Abu Dhabi is attempting to ensure that environmental data is also available to us all. The four day summit was organized by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

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Arab School Scoops a Coveted Israeli Green Globe Award

Green Prophet

Located in Kafr Qasim, the Alzahraa school has not only established an ecological garden and solar station in their own school, but the headmaster Safwat Tahah told Jerusalem Post that they are particularly proud of engaging with the surrounding community to raise the specter of environmental issues. Both the Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan and Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai were present.

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The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

Green Prophet

Environmental law has proven to be quite dynamic in the Middle East. Others have done little to tackle environmental problems head on due to competing interests or public funding shortfalls. Vermont Law School, recognizing the complex issues surrounding environmental law in the region, recently launched the Middle East Environmental Law Project (MEEL). We caught up with John Echeverria, Director of Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center.

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

Green Prophet

For those of us dealing with climate change and environmental issues in the Middle East , it can feel like the region i s constantly playing catch-up t o the rest of the developed world. Despite the Middle East’s growing environmental movement and important green groups in countries from Jordan to Iran, we still look to the high-status green campaigns and campaigners of America and Europe for inspiration.

Palestinian Women Minorities in Israel: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Environmental Activism

Green Prophet

The story of “ Kayan” , Arabic word for ”being”, offers inspiration and insight on a small but growing movement that is mobilizing women in the region to intervene and take action to restore their environment. With the majority of members unemployed and with only basic school level education, Kayan acts as a valuable resource to organize projects, providing network opportunities and in some cases securing the small funds necessary to get the organization started.

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Eastern Mediterranean College is Calling All Green Peace-Maker Teens

Green Prophet

It will be the first of its kind in Israel: An international two-year boarding school focusing on what Israel knows best – water management, environment and social entrepreneurship. One will be linked to Israel’s Arava School for Environmental Studies, focusing on desert ecology, and will explore geopolitical issues in water management as well as Israeli water technologies making the desert bloom. Scholarships included to this new 2-year high school study abroad program in Israel.

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1000 Naked Israelis Strip to Save the Dead Sea

Green Prophet

While politics in the Middle East seems to overshadow environmental issues, some passionate Israelis decided to be a part of history, and photographer Spencer Tunick’s dream of his latest “Naked Sea&# installation , at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. This one was about environmental awareness and freedom in the Middle East. Business & Politics Water art Dead Sea environmental education Israel Jordan Jordan River

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2nd International Ornithology Festival in the Galilee

Green Prophet

Water buffalos graze in certain areas to preserve the open meadow environment. Only a few small herds are left in their natural environment. More Environmental Education in the Middle East on Green Prophet: Greenwash alert in Jordan. Travel & Nature animals eco-tourism environmental education IsraelLooking for a cool eco-activity with the kids this Hanukkah vacation? This one is for the birds!

Run Your Carbon Footprint Against the World’s

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It calculates primary emissions based on a broad array of conversion factors sourced from carbon research powerhouses like the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA); the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE); Canada’s Standards Association (CSA) Greenhouse Gas Registries; and the World Resource Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Climate Energy carbon dioxide environmental education greenhouse gas Jordan pollution

The Arab Feminist Who Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Green Activists

Green Prophet

A century ago, in a pre-digital world, ideas were exchanged as they’d been for millennia: via dialogue and debate, and for educated elite, through writing. Born in Nazareth in 1886, into a patriarchic Middle East where women were discouraged from public life, Ziyade’s parents pressed their kid into education and experience of wider cultures. Business & Politics Lifestyle & Culture Egypt environmental education Palestine social change women's rights

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Eden Vardy Plants a Sustainable T.R.E.E. in Aspen

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As he grew older and learned more about food, the locavore movement , and the environmental benefits of eating local food , he was dismayed to learn about the absence of eco-minded food instruction in Aspen. After completing his studies (which included a Green Apprenticeship at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel ), Vardy decided to do something to educate kids about real food back in his hometown and started Aspen T.R.E.E. Eating Real Food Can Save the Environment.

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The Rising Voices of Arab Women – From Social Activism to Eco-Feminism

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The link between social and environmental justice. For a lot of these women fighting social justice and human rights, the link between social and environmental justice is not recognized. Yet, as Melinda Kramer, co-founder of the Berkeley-based Women’s Global Green Action Network, explains “women are inextricably linked to issues of environmental sustainability…as mothers, as caretakers, as food producers, as consumers and as nurturers.&#.

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