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10 Sustainable Houses That Will Have You Craving A Simpler Life -

10 Sustainable Houses That Will Have You Craving A Simpler Life - | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Share the post "10 Sustainable Houses That Will Have You Craving A Simpler Life" Enlighten Somebody... Share Tweet + It! Pin Love Digg :) Stumble! E-mail While we often dream of purchasing giant houses and expensive cars, there is a movement brewing that aims to do the exact opposite – to downsize, and become more […]
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The eastern United States: A lonely cold pocket on a feverish planet

The eastern United States: A lonely cold pocket on a feverish planet | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The wave after wave of bitter cold that has walloped the eastern U.S. since January has truly been an anomaly set against the temperature pattern around the globe.
Linda Alexander's insight:

You can't allow one region of the country to cloud your vision when it comes to global warming--it is an entire planetary system.

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Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power? (Houzz)

Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power? (Houzz) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
What to consider if you want to stop relying on public utilities — or just have a more energy-efficient home
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Interesting article and tips on how to be more energy efficient.

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Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Thieves who target burls, protrusions on trees that are valued for their intricately patterned wood, are driven by a sluggish economy and costly methamphetamine habits, officials said.
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To say these trees are a national treasure is not a stretch by any means...

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Linda Alexander
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Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 8:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 8:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 18, 12:04 AM

Some great ideas

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(Austin) Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Foraging for Food

(Austin) Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Foraging for Food | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The ancient art of foraging for food is aged to perfection
Linda Alexander's insight:

Interesting perspective--although I don't know about eating that urban sidewalk week filled with car pollutants.... ?

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10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even estimate the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's ha...
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Simplifying Complexity: The 8 Sustainability Challenges for Canadian Businesses in 2014 (Deloitte)

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Scientists to Americans: We're Not Divided on Climate Change

Scientists to Americans: We're Not Divided on Climate Change | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The AAAS hammers the message home that 97 percent of climate scientists agree human-caused climate change is happening.
Linda Alexander's insight:

The most interesting point is that over a third of American's believe scientists are divided on climate change--well, they're not! 

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The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - Summer Design Studio

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - Summer Design Studio | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Download the flyer---download the agenda.  

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Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root

Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Home buyers who crave open spaces, verdant fields and fresh food are flocking to “agrihoods.”
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Rather than developers offering expensive golf courses, this makes so much more sense. 

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CSR Idea: Thin Garbage Movement

CSR Idea: Thin Garbage Movement | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Apparently, improper garbage disposal is one of the biggest problems that we have in the city. According to one of the reports by the Metro Manila Development Authority, 3000 cubic meters (or 600 t...
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Study shows kids eating more fruits, veggies (forces trying to weaken standards)

Study shows kids eating more fruits, veggies (forces trying to weaken standards) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
A Harvard School of Public Health study has found that new federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to more fruit and vegetable consumption. This contradicts criticisms that the new standards have increased food waste.
Linda Alexander's insight:

We need to continue to battle the industries that work to alter standards.  Thanks, Harvard, for this study.

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Our Planet Just Had The Fourth Hottest March On Record. Happy Earth Day.

Our Planet Just Had The Fourth Hottest March On Record. Happy Earth Day. | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was t...
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You really must pay attention to the entire globe not just the city where you reside to understand what's occurring. 

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Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising - Real Time Economics - WSJ | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Shoppers may soon need more green in their wallets to afford their next salad.
Linda Alexander's insight:

These significant price increases provide all the more reason to advance community, home & school gardens.  

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Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? (QUIZ)

Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? (QUIZ) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

"The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots. See if you can ID these cities based on the way they shine."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 12, 9:59 PM

This short quiz of 16 cities combines several analytic components of geography that you won't see in more standard map quizzes for regional geography;  this draws on some similar skills similar to the map quiz that was based on identifying the city based on Starbucks locations.  Some recognition of local spatial patterns from previous map analysis can make this quiz easier but there are still some cities that you haven't ever looked at from space before.  Things to consider as you attempt this quiz:  Which of the four possible selections can you rule out out?  What enabled you to eliminate those selections (e.g.-coastal, scale, size, grid pattern, transportation systems, density, etc.)?  What does to layout of the city tell us about the planning and historical origins of the city?  Is there one urban model that best helps us explain the configuration of this city?     


Tags: urbanmodels, planning, density, urbanism, unit 7 citiestrivia.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 11:00 AM

Geography education

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A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad | Inside Higher Ed

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad | Inside Higher Ed | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Linda Alexander's insight:

Wow! A school that strives to be sustainable for the long term!

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3 Out Of 4 Food Shoppers Care About Sustainability In Their Supermarket Decisions

3 Out Of 4 Food Shoppers Care About Sustainability In Their Supermarket Decisions | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Americans are strongly in favor of foods that are better for society and the environment. And they want to know if they're eating GMOs.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Hopefully, food manufacturers will catch-up with the public...!

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 4, 3:01 PM

Looks as if the American public is ahead of food manufacturers. Time for the latter to pay attention.

AckerbauHalle's curator insight, April 4, 11:21 PM

Auch US Amerikaner wünschen sich mehr Nachhaltigkeit bei der Kaufentscheidung im Supermarkt

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 10, 7:42 PM

It is good to know that so many Americans are concerned about the food they eat.

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Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls (Rolling Acres & Randall Park)

Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls (Rolling Acres & Randall Park) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.
Linda Alexander's insight:

It's sad that I am intimately familiar with two of the malls.  I remember when Rolling Acres in Akron, Ohio opened its doors.  When Randall Park Mall opened, at the time it was the largest mall in America.  I worked as a store manager at Things Remembered (Cole National Corporation) right at the top of the elevators (in the picture) in the late 70s--returning as a District Manager for a number of stores. For Things Remembered, it was their first real store (prior to Randall they only had kiosks). The store was one of the top performers in the country--if not the top performer---out of hundreds of stores. However, we had increasing issues with theft.  Nevertheless, it was likely the Targets and Walmart Stores, easier, cheaper, one-stop shopping that were the real culprits of the decline of many malls.   There were many folks that questioned this massive project right from the start--and the decline came swiftly.  RIP Randall Park...you're on the chopping block and will be an industrial park soon.

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Mapping Opportunity in America

Mapping Opportunity in America | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Opportunity Index measures 16 key indicators to produce an overall opportunity score and grade for all 50 states, Washington DC & over 2,900 counties.
Linda Alexander's insight:

I can't say I've moved up in the world, but Arizona doesn't have much of an employment base (nor do they adequately fund their schools).  I am happy for Vermont!  It is my heart-state. Ohio lands in the middle.  The rest is for you to find out...:)

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"Architecture Follows Nature" focus on biomimicry, sustainability, collaborative research | Archinect

"Architecture Follows Nature" focus on biomimicry, sustainability, collaborative research | Archinect | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Last Monday evening at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, architect Ilaria Mazzoleni and evolutionary biologist Shauna Price tag-teamed a lecture on their joint-work, Architecture Follows Nature, a collection of architectural proposals inspired by various animal skins. It’s a...
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Beautiful creations!!!

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Harvard Ed: Too Sweet & Salty (A Spoon Full of Sugar REALLY Does Help More Medicine Go Down!)

Harvard Ed: Too Sweet & Salty (A Spoon Full of Sugar REALLY Does Help More Medicine Go Down!) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Even the “healthy” fruit drinks that Americans sip are packed with the amount of sugar contained in six cookies. That love affair is making us sick.
Linda Alexander's insight:

There is a magic bullet and we just need to get the FDA to make sure we know what is added to our food.  Salt is injected to preserve meats and breads--ugh.  Sugar is added to everything. 

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Systems Thinking & Ed for Sustainability: Camp Snowball - Learning and Leading in the 21st Century

Systems Thinking & Ed for Sustainability: Camp Snowball - Learning and Leading in the 21st Century | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Camp Snowball is a summer "camp" experience that brings together students, parents, educators, as well as business and community leaders to build everyone's capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century.
Linda Alexander's insight:

I went to Camp Snowball a few years ago and it was really worth my time and attention.  Jaimie Cloud and Tracey Benson are equally knowledgable facilitators!

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 18, 11:12 AM

I went to Camp Snowball a few years ago and it was really worth my time and attention.  Jaimie Cloud and Tracey Benson are equally knowledgable facilitators!

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The next frontier in design? Hierarchical structures

The next frontier in design? Hierarchical structures | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Structures common in hair and bones have important implications for the future of biomedical devices, building design and beyond.
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20 women in sustainability (Twitter List, Celebrate International Women's Day)

20 women in sustainability (Twitter List, Celebrate International Women's Day) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
To celebrate this year's International Women's Day, we've compiled a list of women tweeting about sustainability that you should be following
Linda Alexander's insight:

Great list, although sad that so women remain in the top leadership spots in the field....

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