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Planting trees in a school garden in Mozambique
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As environmental educators working with K-12 kids, we understand how powerful the local actions taken by children can be. These local actions, especially looking toward adaptation and disaster risk reduction, such as school gardens, water quality testing, tree planting, school or home mapping, and advocacy. This is why I am especially proud to be founder of international NGO, Earth Child Institute, advocating with and for children on the global platform as a civil society observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Indian farmers protest and sell goods
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For the past one year, come rain or sunshine, freezing cold and scorching summers, the bread producers of the country, both women and men, have been protesting on the borders of Delhi, the capital of India. They have been living in makeshift housing, several hundred kilometers away from their homes and fields to participate in the protest. The fields which they have been working for generations, for them to be a farmer is a matter of pride and their lands a matter of honor which they are not ready to part with even in the times of extreme economic crisis.

Opportunity

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) invites you to participate in the prestigious environment examination, ‘GREEN Olympiad’ – India’s premier annual school initiative being organized since 1999. The examination serves a dual purpose of testing the environment quotient of students and enhancing their understanding about issues related to sustainable development.

Date and Time:

Monday, November 15, 2021, 8:00pm to Sunday, December 12, 2021, 8:00am

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:00pm

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TERI Green Olympiad 2021
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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) invites you to participate in the prestigious environment examination, ‘GREEN Olympiad’ – India’s premier annual school initiative being organized since 1999. The examination serves a dual purpose of testing the environment quotient of students and enhancing their understanding about issues related to sustainable development.

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WeNaturalists connecting with nature
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Moderator Endorsed: Connecting to Nature

Connections with like-minded people can add intrinsic value to our lives. It can inspire teams to work better, and individuals to grow exponentially. Sometimes, it can even change minds for the better. But, the power of connection goes beyond people. It’s also tied to nature—flora or fauna. Meaningfully connecting with the environment around us can make the world a better place to live. And by engaging children in this endeavor, we can solidify the future.

Enrich any subject with our virtual course, Climate Change Essentials for All Educators.
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Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

Explore the Climate Change Essentials for All Educators course, which offers K–12 teachers up to 60 professional development hours for learning how to successfully incorporate climate change education into their current curriculum—regardless of grade level, subject area, or state standards. Generous scholarships available!

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Moderator Endorsed: E-STEM Education

For educators who want to go beyond the water cycle, where do they start? What teaching strategy offers a useful perspective that engages students? One approach is the water footprint, a concept developed to account for and analyze the many ways humans use, overuse, and generally depend on water.

ECOMASTERS training camp on secret Amazon island
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ECOMASTERS: A Planet in Peril, has launched this week, this post is to find young environmental influencers who might be in your classes or network, who would want to showcase their local actions and work with our ECOMASTERS launch team.

Learning

Accepting applications for fall 2020 admission to Antioch University New England's (AUNE) Master of Science in Environmental Studies with an environmental education (EE) focus. Scholarships available and students eligible for US federal work-study can earn up to $10,000 per year in various on-campus work-study positions.