Educator Spotlight: Working Together for a Cleaner School Environment

Helen Pugh used the Geo-Inquiry Process as a framework to guide her students in action projects within their school. Groups of Helen’s students developed projects related to composting, food waste reduction, gardening, and more, all with the goal of creating a cleaner school environment. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Working Together for a Cleaner School Environment

5 Things You Can Do About Food Waste

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

Teaching the Geography of Food

By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College  Food. It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and … Continue reading Teaching the Geography of Food

One Man’s Compost is This Man’s Lunch

By Evan Gover, National Geographic Intern National Geographic Explorers are experts in their respective fields, trailblazers whose innovative ideas and accomplishments are making a significant difference in the world.   2014 Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart is a renowned activist waging a worldwide war against food waste. Read more about his “Pig Idea” for saving the planet below! Tristram has devoted his life to addressing the … Continue reading One Man’s Compost is This Man’s Lunch