Educator Spotlight: Design a Civilization

Brian Cushing, Ronny Smith, and Anthony Green, this week’s Educators of the Week, challenged their students to be creative and design their own sustainable civilizations. This teacher team works at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California. The post was written in collaboration with the group. Activity: Design a Civilization Grade Level: 9 Time Commitment: About three weeks What would you do if you’d been … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Design a Civilization

Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway

Today’s article is one I am glad to bring to you because it shares with you how the legacy of a visionary is still changing the world for the better, even after his death. A few years ago my brother and I were introduced to The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which is a private family foundation created to honor the legacy of Ray Anderson. You see, … Continue reading Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway

Mining in the Deep

ENVIRONMENT Deep-sea mining has been coming for the better part of 50 years. Now, experts argue that this process can be done sustainably, with minimal disturbance to the surrounding seafloor. (Undark) Use our resources to better understand undersea mining—and the other kind of SMS. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. An … Continue reading Mining in the Deep

Who’s the Greenest of Them All?

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?