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Harnessing Technology to Increase Environmental Engagement

By. Vanessa LeBourdais, Executive Producer and Creative Director, DreamRider Productions   These days, those of us who care about the well-being of children can be deeply concerned about the effects of technology. It can seem like tech does not have a place in...

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To Unplug or Plug In

By. R. Justin Hougham and Steve Kerlin   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #111, Fall 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

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5 Overlooked Steps to Local Food Procurement in K-12 Schools

By. Greg Christian, Founder and CEO, Beyond Green Partners   In purchasing local farm grown food, schools can be strong economic drivers for the community while contributing to the preservation of natural resources needed to sustain life. Schools that serve fresh,...

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Safe Water in Schools: What do we know? What can we do?

By. Christina Hecht, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources   Hydration is essential for keeping kids’ (and adults’) bodies functioning at their best – but too many reach for a...

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Bringing Tap Back to K-12 Schools

By. Kimberly Pettigrew, Director of Community Health Programs, Tennessee Clean Water Network   A large McDonald’s sweet tea contains as much sugar as an entire apple pie. A 20 oz. Dr. Pepper contains as much sugar as 6 ½ Krispy Kreme donuts. Even a 20 oz. Gatorade...

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To Monitor or Not to Monitor

By. Dori L. Hess   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #97, Fall 2012. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

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Agents of Discovery Plugs Students into Nature

By. Mary Clark, CEO, Agents of Discovery   I grew up hiking and skiing practically every weekend with my family, and my fondest childhood memories have a natural backdrop. This love of the natural world has informed my entire adulthood, and this perspective has...

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