What were we thinking? (Putting on a watershed festival)

by Sharon Morse It doesn’t look like much. A big dirt parking lot filled with boat trailers. Then the magic starts. This is the tenth year for Tsalila (sa-Lee-la), the celebration of salmon and the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Over 60,000 people have participated in this hands-on learning experience. Thinking about doing a large […]

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Review: Ecological Literacy

Edited by Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow (2005; Sierra Club Books) Review by Jaimie P. Cloud This spectacular collection of essays by Fritjof Capra, Wendell Berry, Alice Waters, David Orr and Donella Meadows, to name just a few, is woven together with stories of the editors’ own journeys, over time, educating for sustainability. The […]

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How livable is your neighborhood?

Students Use Real World Data to Make ‘Green Maps’ of their Community by Todd Burley Homewaters Project, Seattle “Green Mapping connected Cleveland’s students to their community by opening up their eyes to the environmental benefits and detriments around them. It gave the students a sense of ownership, pride, and responsibility. The culminating presentation at City […]

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