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.


Green (Living) Review

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.

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. Save Energy air quality ENERGY EFFICIENT environmental education MMORPG SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS video game violence

Earth Force and GM Recognize Teachers for Environmental Education

Green (Living) Review

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.

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.

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].

From Davos: Building Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

Conservancy Talk

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.

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

Green Prophet

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.

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Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[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?

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.

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.

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

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Before you sharpen your pencils, we suggest reading a great primer: American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau. Lifestyle & Culture Arizona art contest environmental art environmental education United States writing

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

The Green Changemakers

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.

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.

Al Ain Jungle School: Other UAE Institutes Are “Green” With Envy

Green Prophet

The success of greening Al Ain’s Liwa International school could have great environmental ramifications for other schools in the region. More on environmental education and green building in the Middle East: Bali Green School is a Model for Green Education Everywhere.

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

Green Prophet

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. Women in environmental activism.

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.

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

Green Prophet

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. The English site also links to several blogs that will be of interest to the environmentally-minded out there.

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.

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. Education is the key to securing Palestine’s future.

Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability in Mexico

The Green Changemakers

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

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

Green Prophet

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.

Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

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Looking for Sustainable Alternatives for Endangered Word

Green Prophet

Lifestyle & Culture environmental education sustainableSorry folks, but nothing on this earth is sustainable, even words. Brian argues the dire need for new words to replace ‘sustainable’ in our eco-English vocabulary. . Peak oil came and went in 2008.

Textually Transmitted Conservation of Water

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AFED Secretary General Najib Saab suggests it’s unlikely that rapid development to serve economic needs would also respect environmental concerns. Cleantech, Science & Technology Lifestyle & Culture Water cell phones environmental education Jordan SMS Waste Management water conservation water pollutionJordan’s mobile phone users will soon receive SMS tips on smart water use.

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. 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

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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. Climate Africa Climate Change environmental awareness environmental education MENA social change

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).

Technion & Cornell Win Historic Bid to Build a Net-Zero Energy Tech Hub in NYC

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The groundbreaking net-zero energy NYCTech Campus designed as a collaborative project between Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University will also be one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly campuses.

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. 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

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

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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. Business & Politics Lifestyle & Culture Egypt environmental education Palestine social change women's rights

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.

Do Palestinians Blame Israel For Their Environmental Woes?

Green Prophet

According to a report by an organization which reviews school textbooks, Palestinian students are taught to blame Israel for their environmental problems but how accurate is the assessment? But does this mean that all Palestinians actually blame Israel for their environmental woes?

David de Rothschild Talks Adventure And Plastic With Green Prophet (Exclusive)

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Travel & Nature David de Rothschild environmental education oceans plastic pollutionA National Geographic “emerging explorer,&# David de Rothschild talks to Green Prophet about plastic, and how adventures inspire change and action.

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.

Darwin Clashes With the Koran in Turkey

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Business & Politics Travel & Nature Education environmental education evolution TurkeyInternet filters against evolution: Evolutionary biologists find it increasingly harder to work in Turkey.

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. Learn how your school or community can join the Eco Connection, the largest global environmental network of Jewish schools. Lifestyle & Culture activism environmental education

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.

How Do You Stop Greenwashing? Train Better Activists, Of Course

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Emerging Environmental Movement in Middle East. “It’s IndyACT has been working in the region building activism skills and training activist, especially environmental activism, since 2003.