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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the …

Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

  |   May 12, 2011

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 …

Green Ribbon Schools announced by Dept of Education

Green Ribbon Schools: The Win-Win Scenario our Students Need!

Written by: Danielle Moodie-Mills and Jenna Peters The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great …

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  …

Reduce Energy Consumption with Eco-Schools USA

Earth Science Week begins this Sunday, a series of events that provides an opportunity to boost energy literacy in the United States.

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Youth CAN at Boston Latin School

  It’s the oldest school in the United States, but Boston Latin School prides itself on its new thinking. Students have taken the initiative on several ambitious projects, rapidly transforming …

Can Nature Make People More Caring? New Studies Say It’s Possible

The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four …

School Daze and Frog Craze

Mary Quattlebaum shares a favorite book about a scientist whose career resulted from a childhood love of frogs.

Greening Our Schools: The Challenge For NWF Eco-Schools USA

America's increasing focus on things that are "green" most certainly extends to our K-12 schools — all 130,000 of them. The new NWF Eco-Schools USA program will help many U.S. schools to …

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