Environmental Education was handed a “big win” yesterday when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee reported the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) out of committee with a bi-partisan vote of 15-7.
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The PLT GreenSchools! program was a hot topic at the 40th annual conference of the North American Alliance for Environmental Education (NAAEE). I joined more than 1,000 teachers, administrators, government agencies and nonprofit organizations involved in K-12 environmental education programs across the U.S. PLT and the GreenSchools! program were well represented throughout this year's conference.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools!
Drunk parrots, masterpieces created by trees, the world's top 10 deadliest plants, and the key to boosting property value: here's your tree news for the week of October 10, 2011.Read More >Categories: Week in Trees
A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use; International Year of the Forests photographer Josh Birnbaum traveled to the site of the Coal Canyon Fire in South Dakota; New to the world of Tree Farming? Welcome to the woods. Here's tree news from around the world this week.Read More >Categories: Week in Trees
The U.S. Department of Education released their final plans for the new Green Ribbon Schools awards program last week. Through this program, the Department is seeking to recognize schools that save energy, reduce costs, and feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, as well as protect health, foster wellness and impart effective environmental education.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools! Policy