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High School Students Speak Up at Power Shift ’09

3/2/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

During lunch on Saturday, I went from table to table to ask groups of students why they had come to Power Shift and what they were hoping to gain. Two high school students from Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, …

Dancing = education?

2/11/2009 // By NWF

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 arms to show how the earth’s orbit influences global temperature …

Momentum gathers for Power Shift

2/4/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

I'm counting the days until the end of February – and not just because it'll be closer to spring. In a few weeks, I'll be joining 10,000 of my peers at Power Shift 2009 in Washington, DC. — to talk …

Kicking off the National Teach-In at University of Maryland

2/4/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Five minutes before the meeting started, Scott Lupin, Director of the Office of Sustainability at UMD, could already see that more chairs would be needed. The room was packed, and students were quickly dispatched to bring extra chairs for everyone …

Students’ time in the sun?

1/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

An interesting discussion is taking place over at DotEarth, one of our favorite blogs. The post, which discusses students taking their places in the worlds of innovation and activism, mentions Ben Gulak's one-wheeled electric motorcycle, NJIT students capturing exhaust energy, …

ClimateEdu: Youth Activism, Hydrogen Cars, and more

1/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Youth Activists Making Their Voices Heard at Climate TalksJoann KlimkiewiczAt climate talks in Poznan, young delegates from across the world added their voices to the debate, demanding that the global dialogue …

Youth Vote Sets Stage for Clean Energy

11/7/2008 // By Julian Keniry

On Tuesday, November 4, millennials became the most powerful voting block in the U.S and among their concerns, according to Power Vote organizers, a non-partisan Get Out the Vote campaign, were clean energy, climate protection and green jobs. An estimated …

Student Video Competitions Seek Solutions to Climate Issues

9/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

With the new semester starting, opportunities abound for students interested in putting their screenwriting and film skills to work: Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President These 30 or 60 second short videos must relate to climate change and not to …

Stony Brook Southampton Combines Curriculum with Sustainable Operations

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Students at Stony Brook University’s new Southampton campus will help determine building design, campus energy decisions, cafeteria fodder and waste systems, as well as their own coursework, as part of an interesting real-time experiment on the intersection between university curriculum …

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