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School's green plan - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

School's green plan - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
This is the story of how a small country community has, kind of by accident, made the election campaign really work for them.
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Putting a foot in it: an election that ignores ecology

As we ponder who will lead our next government we need to ask who will best deal with Australia’s overblown ecological footprint.
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It's just hot air: Britain’s low-carbon economy turns off irate investors

It's just hot air: Britain’s low-carbon economy turns off irate investors | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Government policies to tackle climate change are so “inadequate and inconsistent” that jobs and pensions are being put at risk across the world, an influential group of investors has warned.
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Farmers could use land to create power as well as food - Cool Australia

Farmers could use land to create power as well as food - Cool Australia | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
One of Britain’s largest independent cheese producers, Wyke Farms in Somerset, picked up a commendation in the BusinessGreen Leaders awards this month for its efforts to become completely energy self-sufficient.
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Use Less Plastic to Save Our Oceans

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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Bacteria discovery could revolutionize crop science

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A type of bacteria has been developed into a technology that allows any crop to take nitrogen directly from the air, eliminating the need for costly and environ

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Ibisime Etela's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:32 PM

This discovery, once perfected, would lead to substantial revolution in agricultural productivity even in areas where nitrogen deficiancy is endemic.

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Edible schoolyards and healthy cooking lessons - Growing fresh solutions for childhood obesity

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Edible schoolyards and healthy cooking lessons - Growing fresh solutions for childhood obesity


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World's largest offshore windfarm opens in Thames estuary - The Guardian

World's largest offshore windfarm opens in Thames estuary - The Guardian | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
The Guardian World's largest offshore windfarm opens in Thames estuary The Guardian "We need to maintain our pole position in offshore wind energy to reap the full economic and environmental benefits." The London Array has taken the crown of the...
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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it

"I have been recently posting about teacher's professional development using web technologies and each time I do I would get emails asking for the tools I use personally.  I compiled a list of the top 8 platforms I use almost daily for expanding my knowledge and staying updated about the topics that interest me the most.

 Being a graduate researcher in the field of educational technology and from my own experience of several years  blogging in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I highly recommend the tools below and I personally view them as the most important platforms for growing professionally."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

Using social media is an excellent way of improving a teacher's knowledge and understanding of particular teaching methods and ideas and of connecting with other teachers in order to build a network to help professional learning.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:56 PM

Professional Development

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:50 AM

You may want to look and see if there is a tool you aren't using and might like to try for professional development.

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First for fibro as students' reno reduces overall energy use to zero

First for fibro as students' reno reduces overall energy use to zero | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
THE humble suburban fibro home is a new weapon in the war on carbon emissions, a group of local students have shown in a dazzling triumph on the world stage.
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Maybe I should have a rethink
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Come Along With Hariya- An Animation Film on Urban Biodiversity for Children.

Hariya is a regular 8-year-old city boy. Among his many friends are his books- especially the ones that draw him closer to nature. These books take Hariya to...
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This is what your supermarket would look like if all the bees died off - Cool Australia

This is what your supermarket would look like if all the bees died off - Cool Australia | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
From bee-killing companies pretending to love bees to researchers frantically trying to create a disease-resistant superbee, it’s been kind of a rough week for bees, who have already been having a rough couple of years due to dying off left and...
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Manufacturers save £2.2m through water reduction - Resource Magazine

Manufacturers save £2.2m through water reduction - Resource Magazine | SUSTAINABILITY | Scoop.it
Manufacturers save £2.2m through water reduction
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WRAP has announced that signatories to its Federation House Commitment (FHC) have saved £2.2 million by reducing their water consumption.
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Designing the Learning Environment

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W hereas most educators focus mainly on the Academic Environment, we place equal value upon the Physical and Emotional learning environments.  A brand new facility would be awesome, but there is...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:44 PM

Some ideas to ponder around the physical environment.Includes a nifty slideshow.  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:36 PM

Some interesting ideas, but I would be afraid of letting educators loose with them.

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Energy Efficient Lighting | Eco Environments

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Efficient Lighting Scheme Eco Environments brings you the latest developments in energy efficient lighting and LED lighting technology combined with...

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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

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Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:22 PM

It is part of where we might need to go, but does not eliminate the role of teachers. What it means for school is a different question.

Kim Flintoff's comment, July 6, 2013 8:54 PM
It is part of where we might need to go (Many of us have alreay departed for these shores) AND (not "but") does not eliminate the roles of teachers (it will mean teachers need to think quite differently about what it means to "teach"). What it means for schools is a different question (any more different than the usual demand to get out of the way of shifts in teaching practice and stop delaying change for so,long that it creates many more problems in the long run?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Pictures that come to life to explain themselves, created by students who had to understand to be able to create it.