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AM Inspiration: Why the Earth is Not Wasted on the Young

According to the Native American proverb, we borrow the Earth from our children. Now that the planet's population includes enormous numbers of teenagers and children, how will those of us who have acted as trustees of their planet answer to the ones who stand to inherit it? Andrew C. Revkin from ...

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Tags: Education, Human capital, Population, Teens
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The Story of Stuff: Catching On With Kids

The New York Times reports on "The Story of Stuff" and its critique of consumption--both are getting a (mostly) enthusiastic reception from kids and teachers. While it's not surprising that there isn't much about consumption within the standard curriculum, one of the teachers' statements stood ou...

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Tags: Children, Education, Kids, Parents, School, Stuff, Video
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Trip to Greensburg, Kansas: Part 2

Kelsey O'Boyle is a New Dream Development Intern whose service-learning leanings led her to an unforgettable Spring Break this year. Read Part 1 of her trip. Part 2: Greensburg and Green Technology Our volunteer group explored the small town every day after volunteering, making discoveries abo...

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Tags: Building, Education, Green technology, Kansas, Student, Trip, Volunteer
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Can a doll teach about the environment?

Continuing a thread about teaching kids about the environment: Everyone has an opnion about Barbies, but dolls have been used to teach kids greater acceptance--and self-acceptance of disabilities, so why not use dolls to impart environmental awareness? Planet Pixies are a new line of enviro-frie...

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Tags: Education, Environmental awareness, Games, Girls. self-esteem, Kids, Materialism consumer
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Animated, Virtual Trash

A recent post, The Game Theory of Green Parenting, was an attempt to answer the question, "is it possible to attract kids’ attention from Gummi Worms to vermicomposting?” In other words, how can green issues be imparted to kids in a fun way? Check out this video made for a school project about t...

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Tags: Children, Communication, Education, Fun, Kids, School, Waste
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The Game Theory of Green Parenting

A post from yesterday asked, "is it possible to attract kids’ attention from Gummi Worms to vermicomposting?" The question was in the context of a discussion about the use of DIsney animated characters in a campaign to teach kids good eating habits. I got to thinking that maybe my statement that ...

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Tags: Children, Education, Fun, Games, Kids, Teaching
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