FOOD Every year roughly 2.9 trillion pounds of food—about a third of all the food available on Earth—never gets eaten. Here are some simple things you can do to start making a difference. (Nat Geo The Plate blog) One man’s compost can be another man’s lunch—learn how. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do About Food Waste
BUSINESS The European Union has escalated its antitrust probe of Google Inc., filing formal charges against the U.S. search giant. (Wall Street Journal) Use our resources to learn more about Google’s genesis. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources. Discussion Ideas The European Union has accused Google of violating antitrust law. What are antitrust laws? Antitrust laws protect consumers from trusts and … Continue reading EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google
ENVIRONMENT The latest Greendex survey shows that although consumers in many countries are adopting environmentally friendly behaviors, others live in wasteful cultures of consumption. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to Think Green. Discussion Ideas The “Greendex” survey profiled 18,000 consumers in 18 countries about their environmental attitudes. (Read more about the survey here.) What other people could the Greendex survey to get a more … Continue reading Who’s the Greenest of Them All?
BUSINESS The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba will go public this month in what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history—Alibaba has more active users than Amazon and eBay combined. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our resources to understand how geo-education contributes to a better understanding of 21st-century business. Discussion Ideas The giant Chinese company Alibaba will have its initial public offering (IPO) this … Continue reading Alibaba, IPO
BUSINESS China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country’s pollutants are generated in the manufacture of goods destined for countries like the United States, according to a new study. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the global “trading game.” Discussion Ideas The new study profiled in the Nat Geo News article puts China’s … Continue reading Is China’s Air Pollution Really ‘Made in China’?