curriculum

More schools setting up green workforce training programs

  |   July 9, 2009

The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Virginia Tech has teamed up with Trident Technical College to develop curriculum in the green sector. According to the article, "the two schools …

Learning with Thoreau

A short-and-sweet story at the Chronicle of Higher Education notes that even English majors can get their hands dirty at Furman University: "The course was about Henry David Thoreau's Walden, …

Will Steger Foundation’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

  |   May 10, 2009

The Will Steger Foundation is having a Summer Institute for Climate Change Education in August. This Institute will provide an opportunity for educators to increase their comfort level for teaching …

YouTube Launches EDU Channel

Curious about the finer points of the clean energy grid? Looking for new ideas on campus low-impact farming or biomass plants? Just need to relax by watching students throw paint …

An Associate’s Degree in Green

One of the first sessions at this year’s Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference gave community colleges a starring role in preparing students for jobs in a greener economy. Keith Ratcliff …

Community Colleges: Training Clean Energy Workers

Our own Xarissa Holdaway has a story at WorldChanging that describes how some California community colleges are experimenting with green-collar training programs. In many regions, early reports suggest there are …

Dancing = education?

Does a teacher have to dance to teach good science? Richard Alley of Penn State does (you can see the original post at DotEarth here), twisting around and waving his …

ClimateEdu: New Solar Tech, Curriculum, and Bike-shares

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Is There Room for Sustainability in Every Classroom?Faculty are finding new ways to incorporate issues of ecology, natural resources, social justice …

“Roll back the specter of a warming planet”

In his inaugural speech, Barack Obama made no less than three separate mentions of the climate crisis, noting that as president he will lead the nation to "roll back the …

WorldChanging Lists “Majors Making a Difference”

Since its launch, WorldChanging has been known for its innovative and game-changing solutions, and this week they’re having a look at colleges and universities. The feature on School Sustainability is …

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