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 …
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Empowerment Lab’s online autumn courses offers girls the opportunity to discover the skills behind 3D animation, virtual design or mobile app creation. Explore technology by producing great designs, animations, games and visual data sets.
The call to action, by Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate activist. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change” says Thunberg.
On the the Nabugabo Community Learning Centre near Lake Nabugabo, just off Lake Victoria, SW of Kampala, Uganda …
The GIN seeks to empower young people to collaborate and create global projects based on sustainable solutions for shared issues …
Overfishing and its effects on ecosystems, food security, jobs, economies, and coastal cultures are explained in this video by A E Johnson & J Jacquet.
Where have all the bees gone ? Why ? What to do about it ? A video by Emma Bryce on TED.
Do we really need pesticides?
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
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
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.