Hands, Heart, Head : How This Simple Educational Model Can Change the World 25th May 2016 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World “In the modern age of production and consumption, in the age of money and power, the meaning of education has become distorted. The Latin root of the word education – educare – means to ‘bring out’, whereas the present implication of the word education is to ‘put in’.” ~ Satish Kumar America — and the world at large — is in crisis.
Too Poor for Organic? Raise the Minimum Wage How many times have we heard it? "Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us." This simplistic adage is applied to most proposals that question the cheap, processed food that is the cornerstone of this country's epidemic of diet-related diseases. Conferences TED Live membership allows you to watch TED and TEDGlobal from home, school or office -- and connects you to a year-round community. $600 for one conference $1,000 for two conferences $2,500 for colleges, universities and small businesses Register now TED Conference memberships (Vancouver, Canada) TEDActive membership (Whistler, Canada) TEDGlobal Conference memberships (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection Right now an exciting new perspective on addiction is emerging. Johann Harri, author of Chasing The Scream, recently captured widespread public interest with his Ted talk Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong, where he concluded with this powerful statement: The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. 26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of and interest in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers’ rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore. And animation can help paint a picture of what a sustainable, just, and fair food system might look like. Film is an incredible tool for effecting change through transforming behaviors and ways of thinking. There are many incredible films educating audiences about changes being made – or that need to be made – in the food system.
New! First online climate change education course for teachers The course aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas liable to be affected by climate change. These include as ethics, social studies, economics and political science, among many others. Using a holistic approach, pedagogical approaches and techniques in their own school environment, teachers can develop the capacities to facilitate climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction learning. Teacher education institutions can also use the course to update CCESD content in their pre-service and in-service training programmes through pedagogical frameworks, exercises, regional resources and guidelines. Users can access to the learning materials through Flash-based software. The Flipbook format provides an on-screen textbook experience along with the functionality of web links to quickly access other pages, or complementary information (e.g.
Living In a World Gone Mad — Is Peaceful Anarchy the Secret to a Better Society? By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World “But isn’t the anarchist a fabulous character? 23 Mobile Apps Changing the Food System There are currently more than one billion smartphones in use across the world – and that figure is projected to double by 2015. As the use of “smart” mobile devices continues to grow, apps have become an incredibly effective way of providing information and resources to a wide audience. An increase in smartphone use happens to coincide with the growth of a consumer demand for more sustainable food – “organic,” “locally grown,” “seasonal,” and “pesticide-free” are becoming more and more common in the vernacular of food sales. In the United States alone, annual sales of organic foods and beverages grew from US$6 billion in 2000 to US$26.7 billion in 2010.
Apply for fellowship in Latin America The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-month professional fellowship. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows learn leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. Atlas Service Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a Fellowship in Latin America (current opportunities in Colombia with other potential countries to be announced). Listen to All, Learn from a Few, Follow No One January 11th, 2018 By Hilde Larsen Guest writer for Wake Up World I had an awakening when I realized that my life was happening right NOW.
Green Growing City Fresh Foods CEO Glynn Lloyd (CAS’90) showed a natural flair for entrepreneurship while still in high school, when he made $100,000 with a landscaping business. Photos by Melody Komyerov Remember lunch in your grade school cafeteria? You may have enjoyed the chicken nuggets and Salisbury steak at the time, but in retrospect, those cheap, processed frozen foods weren’t particularly healthy. Now imagine you’re a child whose family relies largely on that lunch (and possibly a similar school breakfast), for free or a reduced price, in order to keep you fed.