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Environmental Education

Critical Thinking In Environmental Education: A Quick Lesson In Application

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Many educators agree that teaching critical thinking skills is necessary because it better prepares students to be more productive members of society....

Enhancing Student Academic Progress Through Interdisciplinary Environmental Education

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Making the environment part of our education system will be no simple task, but it is very important. We need to create a more informed American population about real environmental problems.

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

Lance Bass Sows Veggie Love

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Jenifer Joy Madden

EMA plans to sponsor a total of twenty gardens across the country over the next five years in the home towns of other celebrity Board members--which include Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse, Daryl Hannah, and Malin Akerman.

History Has Knocked Very Loudly on Our Door. Will We Answer?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

We may all be doing our best but, as Winston Churchill said: "In a crisis, it is not enough to do our best -- we have to do what is necessary."

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Pak Tee Ng - Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The annual Clean and Green Singapore Schools' Carnival encourages students, teachers and partners in education to showcase their projects that protec...

The Beginnings of an Environmental Educator

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

When I was 11 years old, I would spend a lot of my time at the local library. There was not really much to do for a poor nerdy kid living in a small town. My summers were spent with my grandmother, while my parents worked, and at the library, which consumed much of my evenings.

From Davos: Building Tomorrow's Global Leaders

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

LEAF interns gain valuable first-hand conservation experience and often go on to pursue successful environmental career paths. © Karine Aigner Mar...

Promoting, Protecting and Realising the Rights of Children: A Matter of Political Will

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Every child has the same human rights as adults. These include the right to life, food, health, education, development, a clean environment and the right to be heard.

Looking Ahead to Paris, Leading Climate Activists Gather in California to Share Strategies and Inspiration

John J. Berger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Encouraged by legislative and administrative victories in rolling back greenhouse gas emissions in California and by a sense that the climate protection movement is gaining momentum, activists are upbeat in advance of the forthcoming Paris climate talks this December.

Sustainable Urban Cities: Ecogardens and Environmental Education for All

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

Sunday is devoted to relax and body battery recharge after a tough working week. The well-being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of th...

Environmental Education: Deep in the Heart of the City

Ben Klasky | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Ben Klasky

If the Environmental Education movement is going to continue to remain relevant, we must evolve with our rapidly changing world. According to the U.S. Census, 80 percent of the U.S. population already lives in urban areas.

Get Your Flawless On!

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Our core message at the Flawless Foundation is "Seeing the perfection in every person." Of course, this means different things to people. For some it means forgiveness and compassion.

Read the 5 Success Stories of the 2015 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

The Corps Network | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Each year, The Corps Network honors several individuals as Corpsmembers of the Year. These young people have joined Service and Conservation Corps, an...

Love, Learning and Light: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Thinking Outside the Lucite Box: A Case for Experiential Education

Ben Klasky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

By breaking outside of the traditional classroom environment, teachers can help new lessons and new leaders emerge.

Eight Ways to Knit A Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Power of Poop: Using Humor to Inspire Kids About Climate Change

Denis Thomopoulos | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Denis Thomopoulos

There are very serious issues affecting animals and the environment. My jungle characters began to speak up, and who was I to stand in their way?

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

Hidden Gems: Mati Waiya of Wishtoyo Chumash Demonstration Village

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

We are long-time teachers and native Angelenas who love to share the hidden gems in our favorite city. In this series, we interview local heroes whose...

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

Hidden Gems in Our Favorite City: Paul Hahn, Wildlife Learning Center

Cathy Weiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Are people born with an animal-loving gene? Paul Hahn, co-founder of the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar with his partner, David Rihern, thinks we are!

Schools for Sustainability -- Applying the Motto, 'Your Education Will Be Your Liberation'

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Schools for Sustainability will establish high schools that teach students how to construct and maintain environmentally sustainable closed-loop systems.