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The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project
Join the Story We’re a community of problem solvers — parents, community leaders, teachers and students, people of faith, entrepreneurs, scientists and more — working to create a healthy and just world. Help us grow Solutions! Kids, Parents and Climate Annie sits with Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of Climate Parents, to discuss how parents can approach the tough topic of climate change with their kids and gear up to take action. What’s Your Type?

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Information and communication technologies for environmental sustainability Information and Communication Technologies for Environmental Sustainability (ICT Ensure) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of environmental sustainability. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are acting as integrating and enabling technologies for the economy and they have a profound impact on our society. Recent changes in ICT use globally have impacted the environment negatively (in terms of waste and energy consumption etc) but also have the potential to support environmental sustainability activities[1] , such as the targets set within the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 7 (MDG7) to “ensure environmental sustainability”.[2] New technologies provide utilities for knowledge acquisition and awareness, early evaluation of new knowledge, reaching agreements and communication of progress in the interest of the human welfare.

Utah Magician Uses Cool 'Trick' To Help People In Need While most magicians who do money tricks make coins or bills vanish, Stuart Edge does the opposite. He 'magically' transforms $1 USD bills into $100 USD. The icing on the cake? The lucky recipients get to keep the money, which does not change back to its original value! It all begins with Edge showcasing both a $1 USD bill and a $100 USD bill to the person he is playing the trick on. He then places the folded bills inside the person’s hand and asks him or her to make a fist.

The Story of Stuff The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever. Download the Fact Sheet Credits

Grow Me Safely Kidsafe NSW was the winner of the 2014 Nursery & Garden Industry Awards - Industry Innovation Award category for the ‘grow me safely’ website resource! Kidsafe NSW recognises the importance of gardening with children to build life skills, inspire creativity, grow and harvest food, role model safe practices and a respect for nature. ‘grow me safely’ was developed to provide information for educators, parents and carers to engage children in gardening activities. The information provided is supported by injury data and statistics. Gardening with children is promoted in the National Quality Framework for Education and Care Services, and the NSW Primary Syllabus. Instructions Xpedition Hall Interactive Archive: Xpedition Hall Welcome to the Interactive “Museum” That Takes You on Geography Journeys See other versions of this page:

Fleeing Vesuvius: The psychological roots of resource over-consumption Here is my updated chapter from Fleeing Vesuvius The psychological roots of resource over-consumption Humans have an innate need for status and for novelty in their lives. Unfortunately, the modern world has adopted very energy- and resource-intensive ways of meeting those needs. Other ways are going to have to be found as part of the move to a more sustainable world. Most people associate the word “sustainability” with changes to the supply side of our modern way of life such as using energy from solar flows rather than fossil fuels, recycling, green tech and greater efficiency.

Adults That Make A Living 'Playing' With Lego Bricks Despite the influx of a myriad of electronic toys, the iconic Lego brick remains a steadfast favorite in most households. While most kids lose interest as they grow, there are a select few that become so attached, that they make a career building objects from the colorful bricks, becoming part of the elite group of individuals with the coveted title of certified Lego Professional! However, if you think this is an easy way to make a living, think again - There are currently only 13 men and women in the world that have been granted this designation, which requires amongst other things, building proficiency, enthusiasm for the Lego brick and building system and most important of all, a professional approach toward other LEGO fans and the broader public. Here are some of the adults that have made the cut.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production <a id="mobile-version-link" class="mobile-version-link" href=" the mobile version of</a> Targets 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.

Healthy Eating: Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It Healthy eating tip 1: Set yourself up for success To set yourself up for success, think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps rather than one big drastic change. If you approach the changes gradually and with commitment, you will have a healthy diet sooner than you think. MIT's artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing Speaking at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in California, MIT professor Daniel Nocera claims to have created an artificial leaf, made from stable and inexpensive materials, which mimics nature's photosynthesis process. The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity. Nocera's leaf is stable -- operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests -- and made of widely available, inexpensive materials -- like silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It's also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf. Those are impressive claims, but they're also not just pie-in-the-sky, conceptual thoughts.

Wow - I never thought of that. Could be a cool school project! Thanks dollyisnawan! by gormcc May 29

Yeah, and the most interesting part is, everyone can involve and contribute by subtitling it to their own language by dollyisnawan May 29

I've built many great English lessons from the material here - excellent additional resources (transcripts, etc.) to go with the films which are very well made. by gormcc May 1

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