Edutopia Webinar: "Greening Your School" post discussion! Related Tags: Environmental Education More Related Discussions Jason Flom , Director-Elect in Tallahassee, FL Posted 10/29/2009 11:27AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 27 2433 Views Here we can explore the ideas, concepts, and educational potential presented in the "Greening Your School" Webinar. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 27 Share Comments (27)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Show 10 More Comments Posted 10/29/2009 5:18pm Betty RayDirector 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:19pm Jason FlomDirector-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? Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:20pm Betty RayDirector 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:20pm Tom Koulentes 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. Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:21pm Betty RayDirector 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:22pm Tom Koulentes [quote]How to connect inner city students with what sustains our quality of life?Joanne Thibault[/quote] Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:22pm Betty RayDirector of Programming and Innovation Staff Suggestions for energy monitoring projects K-12? Dr. Bill Wiecking, Energy Lab Director, Hawaii Prep Academy, Kamuela Hawaii Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:23pm Betty RayDirector 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:24pm Betty RayDirector 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 10/29/2009 5:26pm Elana LeoniDirector 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! Sign in to vote! blog Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas Last comment 9 months 2 weeks ago in Lesson Plans blog Five-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate World Water DayLast comment 6 days 4 hours ago in Five-Minute Film Festival blog Garden-Based LearningLast comment 1 day 3 hours ago in Environmental Education blog Social Justice: A Whole-School ApproachLast comment 1 month 1 week ago in Service Learning article Global Education: Resource RoundupLast comment 4 months 1 week ago in Global Education Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?