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“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo Although this Friday marks Nyepi, Bali’s day of silence, this newsletter is anything but quiet!
ecoliteracy.org Excerpt from Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability What can educators do to foster real intelligence?...We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation, and wildness. — David W.
June 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM By Kim Flottum | There's a lot going around about the ties between honey bee nutrition and Colony Collapse Disorder. Some of it is going around because I have been preaching this gospel for years now, and finally some are beginning to listen. Of course I'm not the only one... I just happen to have more places to preach than most people, so I get heard more. But the question remains: how much does it take to feed a honey bee colony?
Detailed Information: Throughout North America and the world, people and organizations are increasingly aware of the emergence of ecological crises and the need for an ecologically literate citizenry. In contrast to previous decades when outdoor and environmental education were marginalized as peripheral subjects in schools and extracurricular areas like girl guides, scouting and camping, the possibilities for ecological education today are expanding to become a more substantive part of school, recreation, leisure, cultural, and social service programs. This drive for eco-literacy is reflected in the growing demand for eco-tourism employees with high levels of education to provide information, analysis, and education about ecology and environment in a manner that supports increasingly critical learners.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, delivered a breakthrough on the international community's response to climate change. In the second largest meeting of its kind, the negotiations advanced, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, the Bali Action Plan , and the Cancun Agreements . The outcomes included a decision by Parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015.
Policy Principles, Our Guiding Principles – International Youth Delegation Our Vision Youth envision a world with a safe and stable climate. In this world, unmitigated pollution of the shared atmosphere is no longer acceptable.
YOUNGO is the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Focal Points: Focal points are representatives of YOUNGO in charge of communicating with the secretariat of the UNFCCC on behalf of youths at the negotiations. The 4th round of focal points were elected in December 2011. The election took place in an electronic and printed ballot format. The election took place under the procedure described in one of the attachments at the bottom of the page.