Education

Beyond Green Environmental Youth Summit

Beyond Green Environmental Youth Summit

Join 1000 young delegates the weekend of Oct 25-27, 2013 in Toronto to explore environmental issues from every angle and develop strategies to spark change in your community!

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Celebrating youth environmental action

Celebrating youth environmental action

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program offers 20 scholarships worth $5,000 each to reward graduating high schools students for environmental excellence.

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Canada Walks gets kids walking to school

Canada Walks gets kids walking to school

New data from Canada Walks shows that a whopping 41 percent of children were driven to school before the group took aim to reduce that number by increasing the rate of walking and cycling for the school journey.

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Environmental Stewardship Assistant – City of Surrey Environmental Programs

Environmental Stewardship Assistant – City of Surrey Environmental Programs

Become an Eco Ranger with Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership.

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Religious right’s rejection of science is baffling

Religious right’s rejection of science is baffling

Is the world getting nuttier? Looking at recent events in North America, it’s hard not to conclude that humanity is taking a crazy step backwards. I recall a time when…

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Education & Careers – Alternatives Journal Call for Proposals

Education & Careers – Alternatives Journal Call for Proposals

  ALTERNATIVES JOURNAL * CALL FOR PROPOSALS *Education & Careers* Proposals due Monday March 26, 2012 at 9am EST ALTERNATIVES’ final issue of 2012 will explore the next generation of job opportunities and identify how to choose an environmentally conscious career path right now. To complement our annual Canadian Environmental Education Directory (which compiles post-secondary […]

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Francophone institution gains recognition for its environmental & wildlife management program

Francophone institution gains recognition for its environmental & wildlife management program

The Cégep de Saint-Félicien is proud to announce that it has become the first francophone educational institution in the country to receive national recognition from the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC) of the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada for its program inTechniques du milieu naturel (environmental and wildlife management).

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The Failure of Environmental Education

The Failure of Environmental Education

In The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It), the authors Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein – a non-profit educational society director and a university professor – bring a nice mix of historical information regarding environmental education, and a thoughtful discussion of the need for improvement and the barriers to be overcome. The main failure of environmental education, the authors contend, is that the lack of comprehensiveness, integration, flexibility and focus has resulted in a serious deficiency in public awareness of environmental problems. So they provide a “manifesto for addressing how people think about environmental education.” Click through for our full review…

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BC Wildlife Federation: Wetlands Education Program

BC Wildlife Federation: Wetlands Education Program

In collaboration with the Tk’emlups Indian Band, the BC Wildlife Federation is hosting a four-day wetlands restoration workshop in Kamloops BC, from September 15-18, 2011.

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Green Building Workshop: Effective Commissioning for Existing Buildings – Sept. 8

Green Building Workshop: Effective Commissioning for Existing Buildings – Sept. 8

Build your skills in determining the appropriate level of effort, actions, national and local standards, cost options, and reasonable timelines in an effectively commissioning an existing building. After taking this half-day course, you’ll be able to correctly and consistently interpret LEED requirements, develop effective requests for proposals, differentiate between service providers, and consistently identify the quality of service received in commissioning or recommissioning buildings.

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