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Edutopia Webinar: "Greening Your School" post discussion!

Edutopia Webinar: "Greening Your School" post discussion!

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Here we can explore the ideas, concepts, and educational potential presented in the "Greening Your School" Webinar.

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Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

I enjoy Tim's magazine, Green Teacher, and hope he will have an opportunity to promote it and tell listeners how they can get both the hard copies and the electronic version, which includes many more ideas like those he he presenting now.
Lois Nixon, Environmental Educators of NC, Raleigh, NC

Jason Flom's picture
Jason Flom
Director-Elect in Tallahassee, FL

Is it possible to pull away from a choice of one or the other? In some ways it seems like the two are intertwined.

Might we "counter" with possible solutions that address both, to some degree? And ultimately to try and "nudge" the debate a bit closer to the long term solution?

Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

Students and staff at my school are on board, but parents report back that they are bombarded with "green," do you have any tips at dealing with parents who are not as concerned about the environment and think this is "fluffy" or "hippy" stuff?
Kate Sterken, Bellingham WA, elementary teacher

Tom Koulentes's picture

Just my opinion, but I think we can work on many issues at once. Our school is able to offer many different clubs for students to be involved in--some focus on social issues, others on the environment. We try to get our students to follow their passions...we understand different people will feel different about different issues. If people have trouble understanding the impact of climate change, we try to make the data about it as comprehensible as possible through tutorials we found on the web.

Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

Often, there are many people and groups working separtely for common goals. What ideas have you seen for bringing together community and building partnerships with the schools (occasionally community groups feel quite separate from school groups) ?
Leah Fietsam

Tom Koulentes's picture

[quote]How to connect inner city students with what sustains our quality of life?Joanne Thibault[/quote]

Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

Suggestions for energy monitoring projects K-12?

Dr. Bill Wiecking, Energy Lab Director, Hawaii Prep Academy, Kamuela Hawaii

Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

I have a Ning (http://globalgreen.ning.com) I have created to connect schools and educators who are interested in green schools, etc.

I work with both Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and Polar Bears International, and both organizations have resources for educators.

Julene Reed

Betty Ray's picture
Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation
Staff

As a solution for student and parent engagement in the climate change issue, Cool the Earth offers a parent-volunteer run climate change action program for grades K-8. www.cooltheearth.org
Tracey Diaz

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer
Staff

As a reminder, we've listed all of the websites, books, and other resources talked about in the webinar at: edutopia.org/october-29-webinar. We've also included some relevant articles Edutopia has done on this topic.


Enjoy!

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