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Sustainable Prison Rehabilitation Program Celebrates Years of Success

Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five […]

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Keeping the Commons Common

By Beverly Bell March 4, 2014 Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers. Mardi Gras […]

March 4th

How Does Wind Power Work? Hands-On KidWind Challenge Trains Students in Renewable Energy

I’ve been passionate about educational programs for sustainability from sustainablog’s earliest days, so I wasn’t surprised at all to discover that I’d written about Minneapolis-based educational company KidWind way back in 2006. Founded by former science teacher Michael Arquin, KidWind has developed an impressive array of educational programming both for science educators wanting to introduce their […]

Islamic Beliefs about the Environment

I was thrilled when the folks at Important Media central announced the launch of Eden Keeper, a new blog about religion and the environment. While I’ve only recently returned to church, I’ve been fascinated by this particular intersection for years, and have really enjoyed the content published by Robyn Purchia and her team. I particularly enjoy […]