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The Foundation for Environmental Education: a Diverse, Flexible Family Meets in London

7/6/2011 // By Laura Hickey

This past weekend, I was in London for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) consultative meeting. FEE operates five programs worldwide:  Eco-Schools, Blue Flag, Green Key, Young Reporters for the Environment, and Learning About Forests (LEAF). The FEE gathering was […] Read more >

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which […] Read more >

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Partying Under a Green Flag at Boston Latin

6/10/2011 // By Liz Soper

Wow, what a day in Boston, MA!  On Thursday, June 9th, I had the privilege of awarding the Boston Latin School (BLS) with the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Award! And what a celebration it was…BLS is the recipient of the […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools: A Tale of Three Countries

6/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

    The global dimensions pathway guides students to make connections to the global community, to learn about and respect the cultures and environmental issues facing countries around the world.  It is so easy for those of us in the […] Read more >

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Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, […] Read more >

American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

5/9/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

In a recent national study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication researchers investigated American teen middle and high school students knowledge of how the climate system works, and the causes, impacts, and solutions to global warming.   Using a […] Read more >

Awarding of Eco-Schools USA 'Green Flag' at Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

4/29/2011 // By Laura Hickey

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools to be registered as an Eco-School in November 2009, and […] Read more >

Environmental Education Advocates Descend On Washington, D.C.

4/19/2011 // By Jenna Peters

  Written by: Danielle Moodie-Mills and Jenna Peters This week, members of the No Child Left Inside (NCLI) coalition traveled from as far as Hawaii, New Mexico, and Kentucky to educate their Members of Congress about the NCLI Act and […] Read more >

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The Green Economy Takes All Kinds (Even Business Majors)

3/31/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I almost missed it in a week of big news and early baseball, but this op-ed from Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch brings up a few good points about America’s growing green economy: A few years ago, there was a predicted shortage […] Read more >

Economic Progress Commands Commitment to Environmental Education, Green Jobs Training

1/26/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to fuel our economic recovery through clean energy investments, but if we do not integrate education with the environment, will cannot be competitive in the global clean energy economy. Read more >