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A recommended resource : Read the powerful story from a teacher of rethinking schools that helped 3rd graders (8-9 yrs old students) understand the global struggle for climate justice.

https://www.rethinkingschools.org/articles/the-young-people-s-climate-conference

 
 
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"The Internet and social media have trained my brain to read a paragraph or two, and then start looking around. When I read an online article from the Atlantic or the New Yorker, after a few paragraphs I glance over at the slide bar to judge the article’s length. My mind strays, and I find myself clicking on the sidebars and the underlined links."

Has it happened to you?

According to the author tt needs great willpower and to build a personal 'fortress of habits' to regain the valuable slow-reading process in our minds. It is certainly worth it. Tip: Poetry helps!

Read the entire article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/07/21/the-death-of-reading-is-threatening-the-soul/?ct=t(01_a8inea_Newsletter12_17_2013)&utm_term=.3f9323ac1057

 

 
 
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“Yes our planet is facing tough resource problems … but the bad news stops here. Because this site is a home for a rich tapestry of solutions that are fast gaining ground … This website is dedicated to highlighting that change, a testament to our bright waste-free future. The aim is to share the best ideas, to inspire. Who? You”

Visit the website and get inspired: http://makeresourcescount.eu/about/

 
 
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Researchers have examined environmental and economic impacts of supermarket food waste in a new study. Bread and meat products made the largest contribution to the environmental footprint of the supermarket assessed. Alternative waste strategies, such as using bread waste as animal feed, have the potential to reduce these impacts.

Read the two-page report here:
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"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, edited by SCU, The University of the West of England, Bristol.

 

 
 
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Join the challenge for a Plastic Free July... it is simple! It takes 5 simple steps:

1) Register at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org

2) Take online quizzes to get tips of advice,

3) choose your level of anti-plastic behaviors

4) Commit to them for the whole month, and

5) spread the word face to face and online !

Will you accept the challenge? ​More than one million people from 130 countries will take part!

Read more at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org

 
 
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Measuring progress on SDG 4.7
Country reports from Member States on a UNESCO Recommendation related to Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Education reveal that more than half have integrated ESD into their national education policies. However, the development of specific education policies on sustainable development appears to lag behind.
Reports submitted to UNESCO indicate that while ESD is increasingly becoming mandatory in the curriculum, further efforts are required to incorporate it into teacher education. In 33% of reporting countries the delivery of ESD-related concepts as part of the curriculum is mandatory. Yet regarding the inclusion of ESD in teacher education, only 7% of countries reported it as mandatory. More >>

UNESCO commissioned an analysis of the country reports from Member States on a UNESCO Recommendation related to Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Education. The analysis had very interesting outcomes regarding a wide spectrum of issues: ESD in policies; ESD in the curriculum; ESD in teacher training;, etc.

Among others, it seems that:

- ESD is increasingly becoming mandatory in the curriculum (33% of reporting countries);

- Yet, regarding the inclusion of ESD in teacher education, only 7% reported it as mandatory;

- More than half of the countries have integrated ESD into their national education policies (51%);

- While 12% of the countries reported to have a stand-alone education national policy, plan or law for sustainable development (SD) .

 

Read the Analytical Report here

 

 
 
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By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.
We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.
Explore Solutions
Thriving lives within the means of our planet are not out of reach.
We see four major areas of opportunity for improving sustainability: food, cities, population, and energy.

 

Earth Overshoot Day this year is the 2nd of August 2, meaning that by that day will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.

See here the reated Infographics

You can explore solutions and alternatives in four major areas of opportunity for improving sustainability: Food, Cities, Population, and Energy here  http://www.overshootday.org/

 

 
 
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The Council of Europe runs a blended train-of-trainers for youth trainers in human rights education, lasting from June to December 2017!

Deadline for applications: 9 June 2017

 

 

Read more:

http://www.coe.int/en/web/youth/-/training-of-trainers-in-human-rights-education-with-young-people-tothre-2017-

 
 
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What will 2017 bring for sustainability and business?


In this trends briefing, you’ll find the condensed views and predictions of over ten Directors, Fellows, and Senior Associates affiliated to the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

 

https://cdn.www.getsmarter.com/uploads/gs_file/file_document/160/8_Sustainability_trends_driving_business_in_2017.pdf

 
 
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A downloadable booklet with advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens.
The guide provides detailed advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens: windowsill gardens; vertical gardens; raised beds and container gardens; cold frames, tunnels, and greenhouses; and large-scale gardens.
A downloadable booklet with advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens.

The guide provides detailed advice for designing, creating, and maintaining five types of educational gardens: windowsill gardens; vertical gardens; raised beds and container gardens; cold frames, tunnels, and greenhouses; and large-scale gardens.

The guide contains everything from advantages and disadvantages of each type of garden to materials checklists and harvesting instructions.

Year of edition: 2012

 

 
 
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