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Viewcontent. Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore. 52 Simple Resolutions To Help Save The Planet---Try One Each Week. Saving the planet can seem like an extreme and even impossible task. Industry and lifestyles are constantly evolving and along with it comes mass production and chemical pollution, at an all time high. Our planet is precious, we only have one, and while we might seem safe and averagely healthy today, future generations will suffer due to our actions. If we all made a few of few of these simple lifestyle changes, it would go a long way to preserving and taking better care of our environment, our own health and also our bank balance. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

“Only when the last tree has died and the river have been poisoned and the last fish is caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” ~ Mohammed Talha Love elephant and want to go steady? Sign up for our (curated) daily and weekly newsletters! Author: Alex Sandra Myles. Educating for a Sustainable Future - Cool Australia. Teaching resources - Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin. School information packs A summary of the NRM Education programs Colouring sheets Animals Birds Fish Frogs Curriculum resources A summary of how the NRM Education programs link to the Australian Curriculum and the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability. Waterwatch curriculum resources The NRM Education team offers free in-class education and training sessions that teach students how to monitor and protect a water site in their local area.

Lower Murray Snapshot Posters Upper Murray Snapshot Posters Macroinvertebrates resources Help children learn to identify macroinvertebrates, why they’re important to aquatic environments and what they can tell us about water quality. Water resources Help students learn about our most precious natural resource – water.

Biodiversity resources Raise students’ awareness and develop knowledge of animal conservation. Energy resources Students can calculate their energy use and explore ways to improve energy efficiency in their classroom. Waste resources Fleurieu swamps. City of Onkaparinga :: Waste Nott recycling store. Art is education - CHOOSE to reuse! The Waste Nott Recycling Store is a creative reuse enterprise, committed to diverting resources from landfill and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education and fun.

The store is a treasure trove of art and craft materials as we look for varied and unusual manufacturing discards that are ideal for all kinds of creative projects. Our volunteers sort out the materials which are then available to schools, community groups, individuals (everyone) for creative use – or ‘reuse’ – using resources to create new items or to give items a new purpose. Our materials are excellent for: children's arts & crafts card making party decorations costumes quilting prop making storage containers jewellery making The bins are set up at a child-friendly height encouraging kids to explore, create, and shop for themselves. Choose from three bag sizes with prices ranging from $1 to $5. Why reuse? Indulge your creative side and help the environment.

Ripe Near Me - local food, home grown vegies, neighborhood fruit. Educator-Connections-Autumn-2014-Insert11.pdf. Doc-1052-missing-trees---inside-story-of-an-outdoor-nation-report-2013.pdf. The Green Desk | Natural Learning Initiative. American Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' Native range: Southeastern U.S.Hardiness Zone: US 6-9Sun: Full SunPlant habit: Deciduous TreeWater requirement: Medium The American sweetgum is a native tree of the Eastern US well known for its fall color.

Often found in parks and along roadsides, it is also an excellent choice for outdoor learning environments, providing shade in the hot summer months, color in the fall and habitat for the lovely luna moth. The name sweetgum came from the sweet, sticky sap that the tree produces which was also the inspiration for an old American idiom, “up a gum tree”, which means to be in a sticky situation. Home - Big Green Purse. SC_resourcekit.pdf. Sustainable and Attainable - Assess. Koha › Log in to Koha. For families - Nature Play WA. Nature Play at the Park Lands | FREE E-book for Families | Play and Go. The Adelaide City Council have produced a fabulous FREE e-book for families to take advantage of the wonderful play spaces within the city of Adelaide. 20 ways with Nature Play features 20 great locations and nature play activities the kids will love.

Remember spending time outdoors as a child? Riding your bike, making mud pies and climbing trees? It’s what fond childhood memories are made of, but what is different these days? Play time in nature facilitates recreational learning that supports the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. As children interact with the natural elements they discover, they also develop their creativity through unstructured play, whilst enhancing their problem solving, social, and fine motor skills. With regular visits to the Park Lands children start to develop their own play-pretend games, and look for their favourite natural craft materials at nature’s play table; imagination is key!

What: Nature Play at the Park Lands E-book Who: Families. ECO Friendly - Ideas to get After School Care (Out of School Hours Care Services) started. Using natural and recycled materials. This paper was prepared by Lisa Terreni. Biography Lisa Terreni is a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington College of Education. She currently co-coordinates two Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) papers, which focus on young children’s written, oral and visual literacy. She is also a practicing artist. Creating environmentally friendly 'ephemeral' art Have you ever been to the beach, made a sandcastle or sand sculpture and then watched the tide wash it away?

Or made a pattern on the ground using leaves, interesting pieces of bark or lichen and then left it for nature to reclaim? Some forms of visual art are ephemeral. Increasingly, artists are working in an ephemeral way. 1 In Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) mythology Papatuanuku, the land, is also a powerful mother earth figure that is believed to have given birth to all things, including humankind, and provides the physical and spiritual basis for life. 2 Grande, J, K. (2004).

Origin Energy For Schools. Pdfs/Eating well sustainably. A guide for Early Years Settings.pdf. ARIES: The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability. Beeswax Fabric Food Wrap. Reduce, reuse, recycle. I do those things. Sometimes. When I feel like it. More often than not, I do do those things, but I’m a human person living in modern times so sometimes I don’t. I’m a firm believer in doing what you can when you can.

Use your recycling bins, but if you’re close to a mental breakdown from cooking, working, cleaning the house, dealing with a broken toilet, a screaming child and/or a slightly insane boss … don’t beat yourself up over throwing that one recyclable container in the garbage because the ease of doing so is the only thing keeping you from jumping into the nearest volcano. The 5 people who live off the grid and do everything possible to not make an imprint on Mother Earth including not wearing clothing and eating only bugs, (that have died naturally) aren’t the ones saving it. Which brings us to my next point of interest. But we seem to go through a lot of sandwich bags and a lot of plastic wrap. So I had to make some immediately. About this much.

Care. Off the Record, ex-Executive at major Natural Products Company says: "BPA is the least of your worries." I’ve reported this before, but this latest revelation—a moment of too-rare, (off-the-record) transparency has got me avoiding (when given the choice) anything stored in plastic, including all canned goods. The full quote went something like this: “BPA is the least of your worries……All cans are lined with dozens of different untested plastics. BPA, if anything, has been tested far more than the many other mystery plastics used to line cans.

At least we know what it does.”Ed’s note: This was a conversation among many, some months ago, and it only recently reared its head in my memory and struck home. A friend of mine, only 34, beautiful, a young mother of two, the epitome of health, was diagnosed with cancer just this month. Buy glass. Because even if you aren’t a treehugging hippie, you care about your health.

Bonus round: Watch this film. Great video, especially the song (but do not support SIGG—they have a bad history re: integrity) And, via Walk the Talk Show, from a few years ago: Worm bin instructions. Infants and Toddlers meet the natural world. Incorporating nature in artifical environments. Posters. Into The Outdoors | Learn – Do – Empower. Early Childhood Education for Sustainability - Reflections from Downunder | Sustainable Schools Project. By Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, Australia By Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, AustralianCatholic University, Melbourne Campus, Australia This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the first early childhood education for sustainability (EfS) professional network established in Australia. It’s timely to reflect in this article on our early beginnings, paradigm shifts and current initiatives.

This journey over twenty years may resonate with North American readers who have also been advocating for the inclusion of EfS in early childhood programs for many years. Early beginnings In 1992, Environmental Education in Early Childhood Vic. Paradigm shifts This rethinking was further progressed by the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNESCO, 2005) which highlighted EfS as education with a transformative agenda. Some current initiatives Conclusion Environmental Education in Early Childhood - Victoria - Home Page. Seed Cups from Newspaper. Wonder newsletters. What is sustainability? Why sustainability in Early Childhood Education really matters Dr Julie Rimes succinctly positions the background policies, research and frameworks that have become an important reason that Early Childhood Education (ECE) has become a leader in the teaching of sustainability to the next generation.

As she says it is a "mindset" that our sector is critical in shaping. Why sustainability in Early Childhood Education really matters... The Royal Society—established more than 350 years ago and still at the heart of scientific progress—published a report this year which, in effect, is a manifesto on sustainability.

This project was a major study, conducted and informed by an international panel of worldwide experts, investigating the links between global population and consumption, and the implications for our planet. This article provides some insights into sustainability and how early childhood education practices for sustainability are emerging. What is sustainability? 'A mat to stand on' Sustainability education. The more we understand the environment, the better we are able to care for it. Sustainability education provides the information we need to make informed choices.

Who Cares about the Environment in 2012? Shows people believe education and community engagement are important initiatives of the government towards protecting the environment. OEH plays a leading role in sustainability education in the NSW community. Programs are also supported by conducting vital research into what the community thinks about the environment, and using the results to design the education initiatives that OEH and others carry out. Sustainability education and engagement in NSW A suite of research was conducted in 2011 to explore current and emerging trends in sustainability education and engagement in NSW, and governance frameworks to build and support this field and its activities.

Research reports Find out more about the following sustainability education topics. Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) - Educational resources. The following educational resources can support teaching and learning within the AuSSI framework. Further resources are also available through the state and territory AuSSI websites. General sustainability Living Greener is a website providing information, assistance and ideas to help individuals and organisations live and work more Climate change Carbon Kids is a CSIRO educational program that helps primary and secondary school communities better understand climate change and encourages positive actions for sustainability.

Waste Living Greener's Reduce waste website provides information about how we create waste and the variety of ways we can reduce, re-use and Green Waste Matters is a green and organic waste management guide developed for Water Biodiversity Heritage Transport Spirituality and values Indigenous knowledge Teaching and learning Community Sustainable purchasing. Early Childhood SIG « Australian Association for Environmental Education. About this Group The EC SIG was established in 2003 by AAEE to recognise an emerging group of early childhood professionals working across the early childhood sector to promote education for sustainability. The group includes practising early childhood educators, lecturers at university and TAFE, primary school teachers, educators in extension education services and others with a professional interest in early childhood education for sustainability.

The group functions across Australia as a network for coordinating, advocating and resourcing early childhood education for sustainability. SIG members connect electronically by email and meet locally or at the biannual AAEE conference. The SIG convenor circulates a quarterly newsletter and contributions are welcome. To join the Early Childhood SIG when you join AAEE, nominate your interest on your membership application form or membership renewal, or contact Sue Elliott – Convenor Early Childhood. Environmental Sustainability at Lucknow Kindergarten. Centre: Lucknow Kindergarten Lucknow Kindergarten has a strong philosophy of environmental sustainability.

Wherever possible, they 'make their own', starting with the raw materials. This spotlight highlights their philosophy in action, exhibited in a regular bread making activity. By asking the question, "what opportunities does this activity provide for meaningful learning? ", extensive learning beyond just making bread was found. ICT and equipment used: Digital camera Video camera Computer Software: Comic Life, iMovie Promoting sustainability is an important feature of Lucknow Kindergarten's programme, not only because the centre is situated in Havelock North in the Hawke's Bay, an area very dependent on agriculture, but also because the environment is recognised as the "third teacher (Reggio Emilia approach).

There are many examples which show Lucknow Kindergarten's respect for and philosophy of environmental sustainability. Using natural and recycled materials. Sustainability a key feature for Bay of Plenty youngsters. Sustainability a key feature for Bay of Plenty youngsters It’s never too early to start thinking about sustainability – just ask three Bay of Plenty Enviroschools that have started the new year with awards recognising this.

Botanical Road Kindergarten in Tauranga, Tiaki Early Childhood Centre in Rotorua and Te Puna Kindergarten in the Western Bay of Plenty all became bronze Enviroschools last month (SUBS: December 2012). The awards recognise the work put in by the pupils and staff throughout 2012 and the changes that they’d made. Regional Council Chairman John Cronin said it was terrific to see the sorts of changes being made in each of the three centres by the youngsters. “We’re talking about three and four-year-olds who are taking what they’re learning during the day and passing it on to their parents and guardians,” Mr Cronin said. Enviroschools is a sustainability programme that encourages schools and kindergartens to set goals for their community. Ends © Scoop Media.

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