Tools for Teachers
Tools for Teachers provides resources and ideas for educators: information on what issues are hot, obviously cllimate change, examples of what institutions and teachers are doing to communicate sustainability to students …
We’re at the beginning of aggregating these didatic elements, if If you’ve comments on what exists, can contribute information, pictures, ideas, text, to share on-going activities, or ones you’d like to initiate, or if you have suggestions, get in touch here !
7-week online course starting 11 Feb 2019 on how to ensure healthy and sustainable diets for a growing population, and how agriculture should adapt to support the SDGs. Free.
A 5-month, online course (Jan-June 2019) to integrate Education for SD and for Global Citizenship into classrooms, schools, and curricula. Cost US$ 1300. Discounts possible.
Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development – online course starts 8 Oct 2018
Explore the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights and the Sutainable Development Goals, acquire practical tools to use them in your work !
Do we really need pesticides?
a TED Ed video by Fernan Pérez-Gálvez
Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides.
Rising sea levels
Of the many environmental impacts imposed by climate change, rising sea levels are often discussed. The cause of this may not be as obvious as it seems. While a portion of the increase comes from the likes of melting glaciers, another more surprising phenomenon helps to explain the increase in water volume: Thermal Expansion.
Vanishing honey bees
a TED Ed video created by Emma Bryce
In the past decade, the US honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. While this is obviously bad news for honeypots everywhere, bees also help feed us in a bigger way — by pollinating our nation’s crops. Emma Bryce investigates potential causes for this widespread colony collapse disorder.
Fresh water scarcity
a TED Ed video created by C Z Peppard
Fresh water is essential for life — and there’s not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem. And no, shorter showers are not the answer. We need to influence government policies, and water use by industry and above all, agriculture.