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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. CIWEM is proud to announce the launch its new Environmental Education Network, which will focus on raising the profile of water and environmental challenges at school level and helping young people to develop the understanding and skills required to solve them in the future.

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.


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Environmental Education

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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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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. With this in mind, it is quite hypocritical for an oil shale company to be funding courses on environmental issues and water.

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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 for Sustainable Life

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When we talk about changing our lifestyle towards sustainable development, it is inevitable to talk about education. Shefali Atrey from the Centre for Environment Education, India shares insights and lessons from working with children and youth in formal education set up in India, with the aim to develop sensitivity towards their immediate environment, and enable them to understand and adopt sustainable lifestyle. Sustainable-development Green Conference Education

Project Based Environmental Education Serves Well


The director of a groundbreaking new graduate programme in sustainable practice is celebrating the success of the future focused qualifications as the inaugural group of students complete their first year’s work on a wide range of projects. The programme is offered by Otago Polytechnic’s Centre for Sustainable Practice with most projects developed in conjunction with the partners of the Queenstown Lakes Sustainable Business Programme.

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.

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

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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“We Ain’t Got No Wildlife Here”: Teaching Ecoliteracy


Naropa chose to specifically focus on Contemplative Education and Ecological Sustainability, “in order to [.]. Spiritual Ecopsychology Articles Announcements Tina Fields ecopsychology naropa university environment ecoliteracy environmental education contemplative education campus challenge white papers journaling

“We Ain’t Got No Wildlife Here”: Teaching Ecoliteracy


Naropa chose to specifically focus on Contemplative Education and Ecological Sustainability, “in order to [.]. Announcements Articles Spiritual Ecopsychology campus challenge contemplative education ecoliteracy ecopsychology environment environmental education journaling naropa university Tina Fields white papers

Video Games Could Save the Environment

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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.

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

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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’s never to early to start teaching environmental stewardship. Cities eco-warrior environmental education recycling youth engagementA nine year old Dubai boy, annoyed by streetside litter, decided to pick up some trash. A good deed, that.

Investing in Ramallah’s Children Key to Sustainability

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Ramallah is leading the way as the heart of Palestine’s environmental awakening. City-dwellers are planting trees, creating and restoring open, natural community spaces and reviving bygone environmental protections. According to Malvena Aljamela from the environmental directorate of Ramallah’s municipality, 10 percent of Ramallah’s waste goes uncollected every day. Education is the key to securing Palestine’s future.

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Palestinian Schoolkids Green-Up Jerusalem’s Holy Valley

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A team of pollution-weary Palestinians and Israelis are injecting environmental education into East Jerusalem schools, teaching young Palestinians new “green” habits. They see a wider environmental mandate, with education at the top of their agenda, and launched green programs at ten schools with lessons in recycling and rainwater harvesting. Al Afaq Boys School and the Sur Baher Girls School, the first to participate, eagerly adopted environmentalism. “In

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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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Ramallah Celebrates First Palestinian Environment Festival

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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. Travel & Nature children environment environmental education festival Palestine ramallah Sustainable Development sustainable food West BankRamallah celebrated Palestine’s first environment festival March 19-21 2011.

Meat Glue: The Meat Industry’s Dirty Secret

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Food & Health animals environmental education meat ungreenCare for a slab of Frankenstein steak? Just glue meat scraps together and serve ‘em up, hot. Side of blood clots, optional. The white powder sold by the kilo, above, is the meat industry’s dirty little secret. It’s “meat glue.&# It makes pieces of beef, lamb, chicken or fish that would normally be thrown out stick together so closely that it looks like a solid piece of meat.

Recycle Dryer Lint Into Modelling Clay

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Food & Health children environmental education recycling upcyclingWhen you need to use the dryer, make modelling clay out of your dryer lint. Dryer lint exists in endless supplies in some households and can be put to good use. Of course hanging your laundry outside is the most green option, but when you can’t we have some solutions for the lint. For years, my mother in-law has complained about the wastefulness of dryer lint, only half in jest.

Could Phones Revolutionize Palestinian Agriculture?

Green Prophet

Palestinian companies and institutions are investing heavily in education, hoping to arm their text-happy youth with the knowledge needed to confront challenges like environmental degradation and food security. The Palestinian Authority and Ramallah City Hall are currently working together on an environmental education initiative that hopes to reach 4,000 students in 14 schools across the city.

Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

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Food & Health Africa agriculture environmental education farming greenhouse Israel Kenya youthGilad Millo, head of business development at Amiran Kenya and former Israeli diplomat, seeks to make farming attractive to Kenyan youth by proving it can be a profitable, professional business. Working together with the Kenya Red Cross Society, they have equipped over 1000 schools with modern agribusiness supplies.

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Write for Sustainability and Win $10,000 in Creative Writing Contest

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As we face daily reminders of environmental challenges across the globe, our work here is to advance knowledge about the existing and potential solutions of sustainability, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Creative Nonfiction to raise awareness and thoughtful responses to these issues that affect every one of us,” says Patricia Reiter, director of the sustainability programs at Arizona University.

Oxford Scholar Brings God’s Wife Back To Life

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Travel & Nature environmental education Judaism ReligionThough an uncomfortable notion for some, scholarship reveals that God had a wife. Scholars have known since the late 1960s that the ancient Israelites worshiped both Yahweh and his wife Asherah. Despite efforts by some editors to translate Asherah’s name to mean ‘Sacred Tree,’ archaeological findings and excerpts from the Book of Kings depict God’s wife as a powerful fertility Goddess.

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

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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.

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Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design

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UNRWA has teamed up with architect Mario Cucinella to build solar and geothermal-powered schools using local materials, which combined will slash their overall environmental impact. Not only will this project blaze a new path in sustainable development, but education in the Gaza Strip will also become less vulnerable to the politics du jour.

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

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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. The first zero-emissions school will cost $2 million, which is no more than UNRWA usually spends on an educational facility in the region. Architecture & Urban eco-schools environmental education Gaza green building green design renewable energy Solar Energy Sustainable Development UNRWA

Turkey’s First Green Lifestyle Website Ye?ilist, Now Bilingual

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Environmentally conscious Turks are a frustrated lot. A news feed keeps the site up to date with the release of new environmentally friendly products and businesses. Georgie is also a representative of Al Gore’s Climate Project in Turkey, the effort to train presenters in how to effectively educate large audiences around the world about climate change. The English site also links to several blogs that will be of interest to the environmentally-minded out there.

McNuggets? Macabre.

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Food & Health environmental education food meat glueYou thought meat glue was gross? Miriam ventures further into the dark world of food industry. An article in the Huffington Post by Dr. Joseph Mercola caught my attention recently. It was about McNuggets, the chicken-based fried food that caused a drunken woman to riot when denied her nugget fix last year. Those amused by irrational behavior can watch the surveillance video. It seems that those little fried chunks are addictive.

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‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ Film Review

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‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ opens with an image of environmental destruction, and a voiceover announces: “what if I told you all this was preventable?”. How you respond to the film will depend on your own journey within the environmental movement: from hard-line activist to armchair academic. Lifestyle & Culture Climate Change environmental education film review Greedy Lying Bastards greenhouse gas

Tu B’Shvat Ecology Study Opportunities, 2012

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The 15th day of the Jewish month of Shavat signals the launching of new Jewish eco-education programs. 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. Learn how your school or community can join the Eco Connection, the largest global environmental network of Jewish schools.

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WATCH: Protecting Mangroves in the Arab Gulf

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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. Travel & Nature Abu Dhabi environmental education United Arab Emirates VideoClick here to view the embedded video. 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.

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Middle East Leaders To Launch Green Hajj Guide At House Of Lords

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From the first ever “cleansing&# [1] pilgrimage to Makkah in 628CE by the Prophet Muhammad of Islam, peace be upon him, to last year’s environmental policies for Hajj put into place by the Saudi government , there has been greater action by activists wanting a cleaner Hajj. While some incredible environmental ideas have materialised for the pilgrimage, there is speculation as to what the green guide to Hajj will include.

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Arab School Scoops a Coveted Israeli Green Globe Award

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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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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. Read more about Abu Dhabi’s environmental record on Green Prophet: Feeding Abu Dhabi With Water From Air.

Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

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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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80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

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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.

The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

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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.

Eastern Mediterranean College is Calling All Green Peace-Maker Teens

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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. Acceptance to study in Israel will be decided through an international committee headed by the United World College, which educates about 1,000 students every year in its 12 schools around the world since 1962.

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2nd International Ornithology Festival in the Galilee

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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! Until December 28th, you can visit nature reserves and parks in the Galilee and Golan for a special bird-watching festival.