The First Lego League is challenging teams of kids from around the world to figure out techie solutions to waste with its year-long Trash Trek event.
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Engineer Arvind Gupta thinks the trash can or recycle bin can enhance a child’s play time much more than the toy or discount store.
Solar power can support gender equality & opportunity in developing countries where women are marginalized – here are examples from Bangladesh.
While the EPA’s Clean Power Plan won’t solve climate change, it will go a long ways towards reducing US carbon emissions. Support it by adding your testimony.
The Dell Learning Lab, a portable, solar-powered computer lab, can train students in technology even if they’re nowhere near an electric grid.
DREAM handmade sandals are a product produced by two social enterprises committed to empowering young Ugandan women & homeless individuals.
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 […]
As we’ve noted numerous times before, gardening creates benefits well beyond fresh, hyperlocal food. It can provide fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with limited access to them. It can offer opportunities for physical activity to people who aren’t interested in jogging. And, of course, it can serve as an educational activity. So, when I come […]
Interested in learning how to build a house by hand with centuries-old timber framing techniques? Then consider taking part in this 10-day workshop at Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in August.
Research overwhelmingly shows if more women are educated, countries experience greater economic growth, lower infant and child mortality rates, and declines in the spread of HIV/AIDS infections, among other benefits.
Harvesting kinetic energy produced by people walking and moving seems like a no-brainer, and the stories we’ve seen so far focus on spaces ranging from dance floors to health clubs. But if you’ve ever been to an elementary or middle school, you know that they may well be the perfect location for such experiments – there’s a lot of energy in those hallways!
Want to study sustainability? Environmentally-themed majors are popping up at colleges and universities around the US; these five schools, though, are among the top tier for sustainability studies.
What gets measured gets managed, right? This longstanding business maxim gets thrown around a lot in green circles: data’s a necessary element of making the case that sustainability makes sense. At Orange County, California’s Davis Magnet School (which focuses on math, science, and technology), measurement’s already present in the curriculum; now, it’s also a part of the school’s efforts to determine if efficiency retrofits make sense for the district’s bottom line and the students’ performance.