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2013 Environmental Education websites – Top 10

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If we want students to grow up to be environmentally responsible, we have to teach them the importance of a sustainable future. We can’t just expect them to learn this on their own.

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Index – August 2012 | Earth Gauge

Index – August 2012 | Earth Gauge | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

"Earth Gauge Kids makes the connection between weather and the environment. Weather is part of the environment and influences it in many ways."

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EcoKids Home

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"The EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world..."

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Edutopia's Green Teacher's Resources | Edutopia

Edutopia's Green Teacher's Resources | Edutopia | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!
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Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest | Glogster

Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest | Glogster | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

Glogster EDU and the Go Green Initiative have teamed up to celebrate Earth Day 2012 by putting your environmental awareness to the test! This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about your community and earn Earth Day-themed prizes for you, your classroom, or your school. Ready to go green?

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The Economic Invisibility of Nature – Eco Matters - State of the Planet

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In a talk at the TEDGlobal conference in July 2011, Pavan Sukhdev, CEO and founder of environmental consultation firm GIST Advisory, urges us to protect the coral reefs, as they are in serious danger of extinction.
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Timeline: 70 Years of Environmental Change - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Timeline: 70 Years of Environmental Change - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Environmental milestones over 13 presidential administrations.
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Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή - Περιβάλλον - Κλιματικές Αλλαγές - Βίντεο

Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή - Περιβάλλον - Κλιματικές Αλλαγές - Βίντεο | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή - You control climate change, European Commission - Environment DG - This is the website of the European Commission's Climate Change Campaign...
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Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή - Περιβάλλον - Κλιματικές Αλλαγές - Πώς εξαρτάται από Εσένα η αλλαγή του κλίματος;

Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή - Περιβάλλον - Κλιματικές Αλλαγές - Πώς εξαρτάται από Εσένα η αλλαγή του κλίματος; | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
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Πώς εξαρτάται από Εσένα η αλλαγή του κλίματος;

Η αλλαγή του κλίματος είναι ένα παγκόσμιο πρόβλημα, και όμως, ο καθένας από μας έχει τη δύναμη να κάνει τη διαφορά. Ακόμα και μικρές αλλαγές στις καθημερινές μας συνήθειες μπορούν να συμβάλλουν στη μείωση των εκπομπών αερίων του θερμοκηπίου χωρίς να επηρεαστεί η ποιότητα της ζωής μας. Στην ουσία, μπορούν να συμβάλλουν στην εξοικονόμηση χρημάτων.

 

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The Place of Environmental Education at Rio+20 | Human Impacts ...

The Place of Environmental Education at Rio+20 | Human Impacts ... | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
In preparation for next summer's Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) the UN CSD Education Caucus has submitted a Concept Note outlining their views on Environmental Education. Comprised of over ...
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Environmental ethics in school: What can religious education ...

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by Simone Berkel â œEnvironmental protection should become a subject in school,â Greenpeace requires in one of its recent news publications...
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Overfishing - A global environmental problem, threat to our oceans and disaster.

Overfishing - A global environmental problem, threat to our oceans and disaster. | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Overfishing - A global environmental problem, threat to our oceans and disaster. Overfishing.org provides consumer information on fisheries, overfishing and good fish guides.
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Πώς να σωπάσω

Μια συμπαραγωγή του Παγκρήτιου Δικτύου κατά των Βιομηχανικών ΑΠΕ και της Τηλεόρασης από τους Πολίτες για το θέμα της επέλασης της «πράσινης» ενέργειας στην Κρήτη.…
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The perils of "Green Development"...

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Enercities

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Ένα εκπαιδευτικό παιχνίδι -χωρίς διαφημίσεις και με ελληνικό περιβάλλον χρήσης - είναι το Enercities. Ο παίκτης πρέπει να φτιάξει μια πόλη προστατεύοντας όμως το περιβάλλον. Η διαδικασία είναι χωρισμένη σε επίπεδα και η εγγραφή είναι προαιρετική.

 


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Maps for Good, with Google Earth Outreach

Nonprofits are using maps to solve the world's most pressing issues, from environmental and humanitarian issues to disaster relief. They are learning how wit...
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Eating Planet

"Eating Planet, nutrition today: a challenge for mankind and for the planet."

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Cheyenne Martinek – 2010 Elementary School Grand Prize Winner | Igniting Creative Energy

Cheyenne Martinek – 2010 Elementary School Grand Prize Winner | Igniting Creative Energy | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Cheyenne created Ways to be Kind to the Earth and Save Energy, a video featuring Lego characters performing eight activities to save the environment, including...
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Guns, Germs & Steel

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This video (like the book with the same title) explores the course of human history to find the geographic factors that can help to explain the global inequalities between societies. Jared Diamond’s answer lies in the military strength (guns), superior pathogens (germs) and industrial production (steel) that agricultural societies were able to develop as the critical advantages over hunter/gatherer societies. The raw materials at the disposal of the societies inhabiting particular environments partially explain the economic possibilities before them. Diamond hypothesizes that the orientations of the continents play a critical role in the relative advantages among agricultural societies (East-West orientations allow for greater diffusion of agricultural technologies than North-South orientations since the growing seasons and ecology are more compatible), giving Eurasia an advantage over Africa and the Americas. The Fertile Crescent had native plant and animal species ideal for domestication, which then diffused to Europe. Societies that have more developed animal husbandry develop a resistance to more powerful germs. Consequently, when two societies come in contact those with the best resistance to the worse diseases are more successful. Similarly, industrial production depends on an agricultural surplus since specialization requires that some workers not needing to produce their own food to work on technological innovations. Societies that had agricultural advantages were able to invest in technologies (primarily steel) that would enhance their advantages over other societies, as seen during colonization. Societies that had the best environments had access to large plant eating mammals suitable for domestication and the most productive grains would be poised to produce more dangerous guns, germs and steel—the key resources for economic dominion resulting in global inequalities.


Diamond’s critics argue that the ‘geography hypothesis’ is environmental determinism that does not properly value human choices into the equation. Still, the core of this book is the search for connections between the themes of Geography with a spatial framework and the video is available via Netflix, public libraries and many other outlets.


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Emily Bian's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:16 PM

I found this just browsing the suggestions, and I was like "Whoa! We learned this in class!" So I thought that it was really neat. 

Diamond's theory is an example of environmental determinism, because he claimed that the environment and where people lived affected the people, and that's why not everybody is equal. 

I personally agree with his theory, because it makes a lot of sense when I watched the movie/episodes.

             I believe in enviromental determinism but not to the extreme level, for example if someone is from a hot place they are lazy. I believe that people have choices and can pave their own way but the enviroment can limit them. This would for sure help future aphug students because it introduces human geography in the world history context. 

 

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Is protecting the environment incompatible with social justice?

Is protecting the environment incompatible with social justice? | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: When Oxfam investigates the question of whether environment conflicts with development, we should take notice...
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Welcome to If Trees Could Talk - A Middle School Curriculum in Environmental History

Welcome to If Trees Could Talk - A Middle School Curriculum in Environmental History | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

This 11-module, middle school curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to download social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources--documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs--from which students will be asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights.

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Human/Environmental Interactions

The collapse of the Aral Sea ecosystem is (arguably) the man-made environmental disaster of the 20th century.  Soviet mismanagement, water-intensive cotton production and population growth have all contributed the overtaxing of water resources in the Aral Sea basin, which has resulted in a the shrinking of the Aral Sea--it has lost more of the sea to an expanding desert than the territories of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg combined.  The health problems arising from this issues are large for the entire Aral Sea basin, which encompasses 5 Central Asian countries and it has profoundly changed (for the worse) the local climates. 


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Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:11 PM

This has to be one of the most telling video of an environmental disaster I have even seen.  A whole sea, 26,000 square miles, bigger than the state of West Virginia, is bascially gone due to Soviet mismanagement.  This is an environmental disaster now that the Russians do not have to deal with as it is now located in the independant country of Kazakhstan.  It effects them as well as the new countries that have come to be withthe collapse of the USSR.  Seems Russian dodged this just like Chernobyl.  This is something we need to lean from, on how not to use a natural resource until it literally has dried up.

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 2014 12:24 PM

The Aral Sea, located in Central Asia is a very important water source for the entire region.  Unfortunately, the Soviet Union designated this water sources as one which would provide water to rice and cotton crops, which are both very water-intensive crops.  This has resulted in desertification of the area due to the cyclical shrinking volume of the lake.  Sands and chemicals are now free to blow around, affecting people's health.  This is one of the best examples on earth of environmental exploitation due to a lack of environmental planning.  When the lake dries up, the inhabitants of the surrounding countries will be in huge trouble.

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, October 6, 2014 10:38 PM

The Aral Sea was a source of food for the residents, as it was home to thousands of fish and water was used to irrigate crops.Also acted as a climate regulator. Therefore, its virtual disappearance has caused winters and summers are extreme.Today the drought is considered one of the greatest ecological disasters caused by man. scientists estimated that the Aral sea will disappear before 2020. A plan to expand the cultivation of cotton throughout Central Asia and thus a system of canals for irrigation that significantly decreased the amount of water reaching the Aral Sea. It angers me to see that the human has being causing many natural disasters.

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Environment Infographics | The Infographics Showcase

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Environment infographics

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District to Host World Environment Day 2012

District to Host World Environment Day 2012 | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
'Unite For A Sustainable D.C.' Will Bring Together the D.C. Community in Support of Sustainability Efforts and Activities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Vin...
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Green Impact Campaign (GIC) is an outreach program that works to educate, engage and empower communities to reduce the collective environmental impact of local businesses on the planet through public commitment and free sustainability services.
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