education

Sustainability Curriculum That Truly Excels

I came fairly late to the sustainability game. Growing up, my family always recycled and composted, but that was the extent of it. It wasn’t until I¬†moved to a small town in British Columbia¬†and then later began writing on the subject, that I began…..

Green Game: Play "Lifeboat" and See What Floats

LIFEBOAT: The Green21 Alternate Reality Game from Green21 on Vimeo.

In the future, what ideas will stick and which will sink? Follow Caspian as he scouts out ways to address our most pressing issues for a sustainable future in this alternative reality…

Urban Green in Wisconsin

Graphic Credit: Chambers Design, Photo Courtesy of Smart USA

Wisconsin is not the first place I think of as a hotbed for green innovation. It’s better known for cheeseheads, the Green Bay Packers and political unrest. But the Badger State is surprisi…

Do Lectures 2011 – The Importance of Independence

All images by Leonora Oppenheim. Richard King speaking at the Do Lectures 2011

Over the past few weeks we’ve been sharing the amazing ideas and themes that emerged from the Do Lectures 2011. This year’s inspiring talks are now being launched online i…

Universities Commit to Billion Dollar Energy Efficiency Challenge

The rapidly falling costs of solar and the rapid growth of clean energy are causing ripples of excitement in an otherwise depressed economy. But we should not forget that old adage that the cheapest energy is almost always the energy you don’t use. T…

Have Returning Students Seen a Real Change in School Lunches?

Photo: USDA

School nutrition changes, which are part of the newly enacted Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, bolster school nutrition programs by providing more meals to food insecure kids and by making those meals healthier and more nutrient dense. But h…

Do Lectures 2011 – The People’s Take Over

All images by Leonora Oppenheim. Perry Chen speaking about Kickstarter at the Do Lectures 2011

Yesterday for our third post in the Do Lectures 2011 series we encouraged you to Start Where You Live. You never know quite how far you will travel. In the…

Do Lectures 2011 – Start Where You Live

All images by Leonora Oppenheim – Mickey Smith speaking at the Do Lectures 2011

So far in our Do Lectures 2011 series we’ve talked about the fact that Things Are Not Just The Way They Are, we always need to ask difficult questions and challenge the s…

Do Lectures 2011 – What Can You Uniquely Do?

All images by Leonora Oppenheim. Christiana Wyly doing what she can uniquely do.

Yesterday I introduced the Do Lectures 2011 with a flash of party glitter from Steve Edge and the statement, Things are not just the way they are. This first emerging th…

Do Lectures 2011 – 5 Lessons on How to Love Life & Improve the World Around You

All images by Leonora Oppenheim. Steve Edge directing the Do Lectures Auction

There is a man dressed in a silver lam√© suit jumping about with extraordinary energy in a wind blown field in West Wales. His name is Steve Edge and his motto in life is: …