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Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability
Fostering a shared understanding of educating for sustainability
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Sustaining Seven Billion People

Sustaining Seven Billion People | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."

 


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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:52 AM

Vital debate for the future

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:44 PM

APHG-U2

Byron Northmore's curator insight, January 28, 8:24 PM

Love this imagery!

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Patagonia Enjoys Unique Benefits of Its Authentic Sustainability Ethos

Patagonia Enjoys Unique Benefits of Its Authentic Sustainability Ethos | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Brandchannel - always branding. always on.
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This is really taking yourself seriously in terms of values and beliefs, and the results of which translating to additional customer loyalty and also the bottom-lline...

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Compelling conversation is the key for improving the odds on sustainability

Compelling conversation is the key for improving the odds on sustainability | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Bryan Welch, author of Beautiful and Abundant, tells Oliver Balch that the way to engage people's imaginations on sustainability is to be optimistic, hopeful and joyful in tone (my interview with Bryan Welch, a refreshingly out-and-proud OPTIMIST ...
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This article, in the spirit of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry, makes a number of noteworthy points.  An important read!

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The Upcycle Beyond Sustainability — Designing for...

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The Upcycle Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestos of our time.
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From Amazon's site:

Book DescriptionRelease date: April 16, 2013

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what’s next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the world as we live, create, and build. 
     For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices—and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our future  as it unfolds in front of us.
     The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the  planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the planet? We can have a beneficial footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.

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Sustainable Living: Happy Planet Index

Sustainable Living: Happy Planet Index | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is the leading global measure of sustainable well-being. The HPI measures what matters: the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for the people that live in them.
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The GDP is not the best measurement of sustainable living.  The Happy Planet Index link includes an explanation of their measurements index and a map of the world related to the three main factors.  151 Countries are Rated.  

 

"The HPI measures what matters: the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint." Check it out...

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“Our Food, Our Right” | Institute for Social Ecology

“Our Food, Our Right” | Institute for Social Ecology | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
... by the chemical-laden, processed calories that pass for food in most major supermarkets and are increasingly looking to alternative sources, from farmers markets and farm share programs to co-ops and natural food stores.
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Do You Eat Real? (Food Intake Questionnaire & Results)

Do You Eat Real? (Food Intake Questionnaire & Results) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
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14 Questions that Could 
Save Your Life and the Planet

Interesting analysis of how you impact the world given your individual diet!

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SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living

SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living, dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.

 

Using external vertical screens and a solar canopy for shade, the SHADE home experiences a stable, consistent temperature with the use of a radiant cooling system used alongside an air cooling unit. Team ASUNM is exploring the residential application of thermal storage to chill water at night to create ice that cools a glycol solution during the day.


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:15 AM

Exploring the deserts as a place to live may be a trend for the next decades or centuries. Here is one of the best approaches

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com | www.theendoffacebook.com

gawlab's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:28 PM

would love to know about existence of such solutions in Africa..

http://youtu.be/3AvjpnYE1gQ

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Sustainable Future, 100 green blogs!

Sustainable Future, 100 green blogs! | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
A recent infographic lists Sustainable Future, Green Homes as one of the top 100 green blogs to follow in 2013. We're number 73. I have no idea what the order means. I've gotten through no. 40 look...
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A mixed bag of green blogs, but a great resource list to keep in a folder!

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Cleveland City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Ohio's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws

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ECOWATCH — Last night, Cleveland City Council voted unanimously, 17-0, on an emergency ordinance, Resolution No.
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Great job, Cleveland!  Let's hope the State and Country follow your lead...

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TRASH, Upcycled, Sustainable Art

TRASH, Upcycled, Sustainable Art | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Interested in the richness at the intersection of art, education, sustainability, culture, travel, literature & learning.
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This is a link to my own Pinterest Account on Trash, Upcycled and Sustainable Art.  There are many visual examples that may inspire your own creativity (or to use in the classroom).  

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Gardens That Teach Food Day Challenge (Wealth of Classroom Resources/Contest Rules)

Pass the word along to K-8th grade Cuyahoga County public school faculty & staff!

 

The Gardens That Teach Food Day Challenge offers K-8th grade public schools an opportunity to enter a Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga County) contest where a school building will ultimately win a hoop house valued at $2246.00 courtesy of Tunnel Vision Hoops. A Hoop House is a sensational way to extend the growing season with fresh, locally grown healthy foods that may be used to supplement a school’s cafeteria.  The Gardens That Teach Weebly site, where the contest information is located, also contains a wealth of information related to educating for sustainability and school gardens.

The City of Cleveland, as part of Sustainable Cleveland 2019, has joined a nationwide event on October 24th called FOOD DAY.  Food Day (www.foodday.org) is a way to celebrate healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food. The Mayor of Cleveland officially proclaimed October 24th as Food Day with an overriding goal that schools, community organizations, businesses and individuals will seek better ways to “eat real” and promote safer, healthier, local diets.

Linda Alexander, N.E. Ohio Food Day Coordinator/CES Advisory Board
Carlton Jackson, Partner, Tunnel Vision Hoops, LLC.
Jenita McGowan, N.E. Ohio Food Day Coordinator, Chief of Sustainability, The City of Cleveland


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