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Environmental Education

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.

Is This the Most Anti-Science, Anti-Environmental TV Ad Ever?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is how Toys "R" Us apparently sees the world, and wants our children to see it: Nature sucks. Cheap plastic toys are great. Science education sucks. Commercialism is great. Field trips to see nature are boring. Running wild around a chain store is fantastic.

Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

Using Food to Teach About the Environment -- and Vice Versa

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristen Nilsson Farley

How can we engage young adults in a deeper understanding about the food system and their role in it if we never give them the opportunity to think about it?

The Poison We Never Talk About in School

Bill Bigelow | Posted 04.03.2013 | Green
Bill Bigelow

The most dangerous substance in the world is barely mentioned in the school curriculum. Coal.

A New Year's Resolution to Perpetually Protect the Land

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

At the close of 2012, to predate the New Year (and the potential congressional changes in tax policies in the USA), we impressed a conservation easement on the entire farm.

Saving Two Birds With One Solution

Olivia Bouler | Posted 12.24.2012 | Teen
Olivia Bouler

When my generation thinks about who we want as our leaders, we should look at how they treat the environment. It will be an easy way to see how they feel about our future.

Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

Less Lip, More Action: Time to Connect Kids With Nature

Susan Smartt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Susan Smartt

The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.

On Climate Messaging, the Devil Is in the Details

Mike Bellamente | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Mike Bellamente

If climate change is humanity's greatest challenge, a close second must be uniting people around the common goal of overcoming it.

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

Learning from Elwha: Mistakes of the Past are Lessons for the Future

Susan Smartt | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Susan Smartt

The Elwha River Restoration Project provides a tremendous educational opportunity for the next generation to learn from the past by providing a clear picture of how our actions impact the environment.

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: California's First Green Tech High School Faces Hurdles

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

In California, the only thing more popular than education are green jobs, so any combination of the two should be nothing short of unassailable. (...

Lynne Peeples

Omar Freilla Grows Green Jobs In The Bronx

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Omar Freilla returned to the South Bronx in the late 1990s with a master's degree in environmental science and a mission: to plant the seeds for a gre...

When Did 'Environmental Education' Become a Dirty Word?

Susan Smartt | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Susan Smartt

Despite recent gains, environmental education in most states is becoming less of a priority, increasingly underfunded and just plain ignored. Why is this? When did environmental education suddenly morph into a dirty word?

Educating for Democracy: Japan and Teaching for the Future

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Future generations of young learners must be educated not just for the present, but the inevitabilities of that future.

A Chance to Get Your Green On

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Los Angelenos can invest their greenbacks to make the world a greener place at Sustainable Works' third annual fundraiser at...

OIWW Madagascar Builds Home for Orphans - with Violins

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce the formation of the newest chapter of Orphans International Worldwide: OIWW-Madagascar Orphelinat St-Paul, being built just ...

Raising Tomorrow's Environmental Guardians

Clay Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Burns

An essential component to preventing environmental disasters is to educate our children. Yet environmental science is not a standard class offering in a majority of high schools today.