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Fostering a shared understanding of educating for sustainability
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Team sports seen as key factor in preventing childhood obesity

Team sports seen as key factor in preventing childhood obesity | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Parents who want fit kids shouldn’t make them diet, they should make them play team sports.
New research finds that children who play on several sports teams are nearly 40 percent less likely to be obese.
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Green Gala 2012 « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

This early fall environmental event takes place in Cleveland, Ohio....

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3 Ways to Take Action for Local Foods (Sustainable Cleveland 2019)

3 Ways to Take Action for Local Foods (Sustainable Cleveland 2019) | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

The Local Foods Celebration Committee created toolkits for different sectors detailing top actions to take to advance a local, sustainable food system. The Action Toolkits can be downloaded. There are also links to Event Calendars.  This is an outstanding effort to thrust the local food movement to the forefront in Cleveland, Ohio!

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Kenston Schools wind turbine project in motion in Geauga County

Kenston Schools wind turbine project in motion in Geauga County | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The first pieces of Kenston’s 750 kW Aeronautica wind turbine are in place and the district is awaiting the manufacturing of the blades that will complete the project.
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5 Eco-Friendly Apps That Could Change City Living

5 Eco-Friendly Apps That Could Change City Living | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
NYC sponsored its first sustainability-focused hackathon, Reinvent Green, which brought the local tech community to create green apps.
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Educating for Sustainability: Developing Emotional Resilience

Educating for Sustainability: Developing Emotional Resilience | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

This article will speak to all the folks who read the global climate research.  Joanna Macy is referenced in terms of how to share our emotions skillfully rather than feeling afraid or depressed.   

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Can We Be Too Connected? A Harvard Scholar Explores ... - Xconomy

Can We Be Too Connected? A Harvard Scholar Explores ... - Xconomy | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

Can We Be Too Connected? A Harvard Scholar Explores ...I've been thinking about the unanticipated risks built into complex technological systems for a long time—ever since I wrote my MIT PhD thesis on technological ...

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David Cooperrider and the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value

http://weatherhead.case.edu/fowler/ - The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management leverages interdisciplinary scholarship...
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What Does Nature Teach Us About Cities? - NPR

What Does Nature Teach Us About Cities?NPRby NPR/TED Staff. June 15, 2012 ... Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Future of Cities. ... Enlarge James Duncan Davidson/TED.

Via Kat Haber
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Systems thinking – introduction to feedback

Systems thinking – introduction to feedback | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

Systems thinking goes hand-and-hand with sustainability.  I like how the author uses a story to illustrate one important aspect of systems thinking--feedback. "Nature is in a constant state of disequilibrium caused by the continual flow of energy from the...

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Earth Education: Permaculture for Kids

Earth Education: Permaculture for Kids | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Sarah Smith, a geography teacher, describes the fun she has had since discovering Earth Education and explores its links with permaculture principles.
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Sustainable Schools: 14 Smart Green Learning Facilities | WebEcoist

Sustainable Schools: 14 Smart Green Learning Facilities | WebEcoist | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
14 schools around the world can teach us all about how environmentally sensitive features can benefit students as well as entire communities.
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Biomimicry Education Summit

Biomimicry Education Summit | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The 6th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit will be held in Portland, OR June 21-24, 2012.
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Food Day, October 24th, 2012

Food Day is a celebration of real food and a campaign to help solve food-related problems in our homes, on our farms, in our schools and in our communities. We want food to be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.

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In Barcelona, a Living Wall Is More Than Architecture: It's 'Vegitecture' - Cities - GOOD

In Barcelona, a Living Wall Is More Than Architecture: It's 'Vegitecture' - Cities - GOOD | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
For architects in Barcelona, "vegitecture" is the new "green living." They've built a vertical garden straight in the city's residential quarters.
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Students Build a School from Waste Products in the Dominican Republic

Students Build a School from Waste Products in the Dominican Republic | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Students from Humboldt State University went to the Dominican Republic to help locals build a school from newspaper, sawdust, dirt and plastic bottles. (An innovative use of waste products—building schools!
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Systems Thinking Tools: the mind map | John Gerber

My last blog, Learning to Think Like a Mountain, introduced "systems thinking" as a useful means of understanding why "linear thinking" is inadequate when a pro (Systems Thinking Tools: the mind map | John Gerber:
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To fight childhood obesity, treat boys and girls differently | Great ...

To fight childhood obesity, treat boys and girls differently | Great ... | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

"To curb childhood obesity would be more effective if they were gender-specific, researchers say." For girls, drinking milk seems to help..targeted gender support works better.

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PHOTOS: Ocean Trash Becomes Illuminated Art

PHOTOS: Ocean Trash Becomes Illuminated Art | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
How do you draw attention to the scourge of plastics polluting our oceans? If you're an artist at the U.N.
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Global Cost of Living [INFOGRAPHIC]

Global Cost of Living [INFOGRAPHIC] | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

A look at a variety of common items and how much they cost in the most expensive cities in the World. Just a big colourful table really. Sometimes you just have to fill the page.


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Study: Nature Inspires More Creative Minds

Study: Nature Inspires More Creative Minds | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: The more you get away from the stresses of daily life and the more time you spend outdoors, the greater your level of creativity.
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What If Business Took Systems Thinking Seriously?

What If Business Took Systems Thinking Seriously? | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
The economy is in the tank and thousands of people are out of work. At the same time, the planet is dangerously heating up and ecological systems are declining. What are we to make of these troubles? Are they merely the result of poor policies?
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Infographic: What's Wrong with Our Food System? - Environment - GOOD

Infographic: What's Wrong with Our Food System? - Environment - GOOD | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Globally there are a billion people who go hungry. Supporting small-scale food producers and tackling climate change can reduce that number.
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Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC

Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
A proposed art project would make a model city for plants, complete with infrastructure.
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The Tomato: Ripe, Juicy and Bursting With Genes

The Tomato: Ripe, Juicy and Bursting With Genes | Elevator Pitch: Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Plant geneticists who sequenced the tomato’s genome in hope of breeding better specimens found that it has 31,760 genes — about 7,000 more than a person.
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