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Active Groups in My Area

I am a new Earth Science teacher interested in getting my class involved in a stewardship project.  Many of the groups I see advertised seem like they were active a few years ago.  Also, I'm unsure how to tell what is going on in my area.  Could someone assist me with site navigation?

Added by Rebecca Flock on March 11, 2014 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Monarchs

Guys- if you have heard about the monarchs rapid decrease in population, i was wondering if anyone is interested in starting a project to plant pesticide free plants and milkweed fro the butterflies to eat and enjoy safely. Let me know if anyone has some feedback or ideas. I'm thinking about planting them outside my school's windows in manhattan where there isn't much place for butterflies to survive or maybe just plant them all around my backyard this summer. 

Added by Hadassah Brenner on February 22, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Prison Break- For all you animal rights activists, here's a short story i think you'll enjoy. Thanks for reading it!!

Prison Break

         Beams of blinding light flood through my open window, as birds chirp noisily in the distance. The neighbor’s dog yaps relentlessly. I hate that little yapper’s pathetic bark almost as much I loathe touching the subway rail. Don’t get me wrong, I like dogs, but this one is the devil in disguise.

            Shuddering, I hastily slide my window shut, as a noise much more ferocious thunders from downstairs, vibrating the…

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Added by Hadassah Brenner on January 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Great

I am so happy I have officially started my first environmental club at my school, it is also the first in the school district as well

Added by Eric Vilmer on September 4, 2013 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Tree felling in Allahabad,India

This is for the Indian Govt. and to the Indian forestry Deparment.,...

In 2012-13,about HUNDREDS of trees were cut-down for construction in Allahabad,U.P for the kumbh fair.

I want to ask you, where are the trees that should be planted in return according to the policy of Reforestation.And where was the forest department when they were being cut.

Added by Abhash Mishra on April 28, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

We Need Your Help to Win the Impact Competition from iCivics

 

   Dear Friends,

 iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor ; it comprises of national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of volunteers.…
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Added by Adarsha Shivakumar on March 14, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments

HELP

I want to do a fundraiser to help my local animal shelter, but I'm not sure what kind. Any suggestions?

Added by Cierra Mathes on January 26, 2013 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

I want to do a fund raiser yet don't know what to do!

i really really want to do a fund raiser for the environment yet i don't know what to do, i need help!! 

Added by Erica Shaw on December 16, 2012 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

My favorite things about the environment

When it comes to the environment, I love love love animals. Especially snakes, owls, bats, lizards, frogs and turtles. I work at a local park where I handle snakes and turtles and I absolutely love it. I have a lot of people that tell me that I'm nuts to like snakes. I have even been told that snakes deserve to be dead rather than alive. That comment completely floored me because snakes aren't here to hurt us, they're here to help us. And I wish more people realized how cool snakes are.…

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Added by Brynn Kelly on November 14, 2012 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Renovating an old Homesite

My group renovated the foundation of an old homesite in Cedar Falls Park, Chapel Hill.  We dug out a pile of glass, rocks, and briars and turned a real eyesore into a historic site along a hiking trail.  We found 10  one hundred year old glass marbles that kids used to play with who lived in the house, an old toy…

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Added by Eli Frederick Parker on October 5, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

CEDAR FALLS IS ROCKING IN CHAPEL HILL

Thanks to a bunch of boyscouts and other teen volunteers, Cedar Falls Park has its hiking trails marked appropriately. We pulled out 26 old posts and remarked the trails with Rhino marking system.  It looks great.  You can drive a Mack Truck over the sign posts, and they still stand straight and mighty.  The posts were pulled out using a lever system and physics  - an 8 foot post as a lever, 3 small cinder blocks as a fulcrum and a board to catch the lip of the post.  These posts had been in…

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Added by Eli Frederick Parker on October 3, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

GreenUp Environmental Youth Initiative

GREENUP 500!

GreenUp 500 is a pet project initiated by Dominic Nsikan the DeforestACTION West Africa School Engagement Coordinator. GreenUp 500 is an environmental stewardship project modeled after the DeforestACTION school engagement program which seeks to engage school students and teachers to take actions aimed at halting deforestation. The project aims to engage 50 students from 5 secondary schools around Port Harcourt in planting 500 trees in Port Harcourt Community.…

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Added by Dominic Nsikan on June 20, 2012 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Coastal Studies for Girls

Coastal Studies for Girls

The beautiful coast of Freeport, Maine provides a stunning setting for a semester or summer experience to explore, learn and grow. Learners with a passion for discovery, an adventurous spirit, and a desire for challenge actively explore coastal marine ecosystems while realizing their leadership potential in a supportive living and learning environment. Please visit our…

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Added by Loraine Washburn on January 25, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Keeping our Country clean and Green and being positive

tommorw from 8:00 am -11:30 along with the Discover authorities and other secondary schools on my Island ( Commonwealth of Dominica ) , my school (Convent High School ) will be cleaning up our town. This is to help keep our country CLEAN AND GREEN . Its great to see other secondary schools participating alongside my school and putting aside all rivals and differences and working together to help keep our country's environment clean . A brief report on what we did and Pictures will be up by…

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Added by Lyann Jefferies on January 20, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments

LEADERS FORUM

WANT TO BE A LEADER?

Whether you want to work on standing out as a leader or just want to improve your confidence and charisma for all aspects of life, you can find some great guidance and advice on this page. Leaders Forum will help you discover and fan-to-flame the Leadership Potentials that are lying latent in you, so you can be more successful, productive and happy in any role in your…

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Added by WISDOMITE on December 20, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

Plants

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IF THEY WILL NOT EXIST THEN WE WILL ALSO NOT EXIST.........SO BE LIKE FRIENDS WITH…

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Added by Abhash Mishra on June 18, 2011 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

Canadian High School Students Awarded Prizes for Environmental Projects!

In partnership with contest sponsor, Waste Management of Canada, ECO Canada is awarding four Canadian secondary schools with $2,000 each for submitting videos that focus on an environmental issue and related career choices. The winning teams are from the following schools:

 

  • École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School in Lacombe, Alberta
  • École Secondaire Etienne-Brûlé in Toronto, Ontario
  • Evan Hardy Collegiate Saskatoon in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,…
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Added by ECO Canada on May 16, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hello

Hi! I'm Jess and I just joined here and I love caring for the earth. I have a blog: teensfortheearth.blogspot.com so please check that out ;) That is where I will post most often.

 

love,

jess!

 

p.s. If you want to chat with someone, send me a note or something cause I will respond (unless you are a stalker or something :) )

 

 

Added by Jess Jones on April 26, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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