Resource Pointer #397 (Cultivating our Youth’s Environmental Awareness)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*The Little Green Schoolhouse: Thinking Big about Ecological Sustainability, Children’s Environmental Health and K-12 Education in the USA, 2005* Joshua Karliner. This resource presents a healthy and sustainable vision of the U.S. educational system at the school, district, state, and national levels. Contact The Green Schools Initiative/ Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, 75 North Drive, Westborough, MA 01581; phone Kim Cullinane (508) 870-0312 x213; fax (508) 898-2275; email email@example.com; website http://www.greenschools.net/
*Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change, 2004* Edited by Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase. This volume presents the inspiring strategies that moved eighteen colleges and universities toward more sustainable and environmentally responsible campuses. Examples include developing new courses, student programs, and administrative policies; constructing green buildings; and collaborating with local communities. 327 pages. $23.95. Contact MIT Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1493; phone (800) 405-1619; fax (617) 258-6894; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://mitpress.mit.edu/bookstore/.
*The Biodiversity Coloring Book, 2003* Barbara Eaton. This simple narrative and coloring book encourages children to think about the reasons for biodiversity and species loss. Also included are five pages of kid-friendly activities to create backyard wildlife habitats. Contact Pigweed Press, P.O. Box 48, Rootstown, OH 44272; phone (330) 297-8741; email email@example.com; website http://www.pigweedpress.net.
*My Insect Friends, 2003* Barbara Eaton. Eaton also produced this delightful rhyming story for children that serves to cultivate a positive attitude toward our insect companions and environmental awareness. Adults can use the resource list to educate themselves about the role of neurotoxins in human health. Contact Pigweed Press, P.O. Box 48, Rootstown, OH 44272; phone (330) 297-8741; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.pigweedpress.net.
*The Edible Schoolyard website*http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/. This inspiring website describes the one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom founded on the campus of Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, in collaboration with noted chef Alice Waters. Experiences in the kitchen and garden foster a better understanding among students of how the natural world sustains us, and promote the environmental and social well being of the school community. Contact The Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; phone (510) 558-1335; fax (510) 558-1334; email email@example.com.
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