This article is cross posted from the Blue Sky Forum Blog. Over the last few years a growing group of environmental education organizations have come to the conclusion that the scale and complexity of the environmental challenges we face require more than individual stewardship. The problems we face require people from diverse backgrounds, with diverse experiences,[…]
Check out this great article by our partner and collaborator Xavier Fazio to learn more about how curriculum must adapt in Anthropocene epoch. Xavier is pushing the envelop in terms of how education should and can be conducted in this new era. Check out the full article UNESCO’s Futures of Education blog.
“Without a youth movement, you really have no environmental movement at all.” That is the kick off statement from a recent interview of the President and CEO of Earth Force, Vince Meldrum. The interview was a part of USGBC’s Living Standard project. The thinking behind the statement is simple. The environmental challenges we face as a[…]
Medved KIA in Wheat Ridge has recognized Earth Force as a great local nonprofit, “If you’re a Denver resident who wants to get more involved with your community, there are several charities doing great work in this city.” Take a look at the article on their website. We love being included among the great nonprofits featured[…]
Like all of you we have been taken aback by the scope and scale of the health crisis that has engulfed the U.S. After a couple of close personal brushes with COVID 19 we took a step back and asked ourselves how this crisis impacted our view of the world. First and foremost, this crisis[…]
Almost everyday someone asks us why we believe building the environmental civic skills of young people is important right now. I mean there are all kinds of environmental problems right on our front door – wouldn’t we be better served by focusing on any one of those than trying to prepare young people? We believe[…]
The latest edition of the Green School Catalyst Quarterly features an article by two of our staff explaining our approach to environmental education. Highlighting our use of Action Civics the article highlights the work of some amazing young people in Alexandria, VA who are concerned about mold in their schools. If you are interested in[…]
We are excited to join EEAI and Field Museum to offer Earth Force Curriculum training to educators in Illinois. The training will prepare educators to use Earth Force’s award-winning project-based learning curriculum to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. The training will prepare[…]
During last week’s marathon Democratic “debate” about climate change, moderator Chris Cuomo asked the one question I (and probably every other person who works in the environmental movement) am incredibly tired of hearing: Do you want to ban plastic straws? Elizabeth Warren had a much better answer than I usually muster – “Oh, come on,[…]
After 20 years our amazing partnership with GM has come to an end. The programs will continue and the investment made by GM will continue to pay off in communities across the country. Thank you to everyone at GM that made this partnership possible.