Daily Archives: June 28, 2011

John Hardy, Making A Difference: My Green School Dream (TED Talks)

Welcome to the world’s Green School! Green School in Bali, Indonesia is giving its students a relevant, holistic and green education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet. Green School in Bali, was founded by John and … Continue reading

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Green Charter Schools Network

Vision and Mission The Green Charter Schools Network (GCSNet) is a national nonprofit organization of environment-focused schools, individuals, and partnering organizations. Launched in February 2008 and headquartered in Madison, WI, the GCSNet is governed by a board of directors that … Continue reading

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International Year of Forests 2011: Of Forests and Men

The ninth biennial issue of State of the World’s Forests, published at the outset of 2011, the International Year of Forests, considers the theme ‘Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development’. http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2000e/i2000e.pdf It takes a holistic … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide on Desertification in Africa

In Senegal, the Acacia project has involved the planting and managing of Acacia forests in arid lands helping combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities. With two thirds of the African continent now classified as desert or drylands … Continue reading

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Deforestation Decreased Over the Past 10 Years

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says deforestation has decreased over the past ten years. But it still continues at a high rate in many countries. Deforestation is mainly … Continue reading

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Study Warns of Dangers to World’s Mangrove Forests

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Mangroves are unusual looking trees. They have roots that stand in saltwater and look like cables or ropes laid one on top of another. Mangroves are not just … Continue reading

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Getting Schools Not Just to Go Green but Teach It, Too

This is the VOA Special English Education Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com Charter schools operate with public money but without many of the rules that govern traditional public schools. In the United States the rules for charter schools differ from state to … Continue reading

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Trees For the Future: It’s Amazing What a Seed Can Grow

http://www.plant-trees.org This 8 minute video documents the work of Dave Deppner and “Trees for the Future”. Communities around the world turn to “Trees for the Future for technical knowledge and planting materials so that they can bring degraded lands and … Continue reading

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