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Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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A pre-school in Vietnam takes sustainable education spaces forward

Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has made a name for its creative structural work with bamboo, a cheap, local, and highly renewable material. With its latest project, a green-roofed pre-school in Đồng Nai province, the company aims to create "a prototype for sustainable education spaces in tropical climates." Called Farming Kindergarten, the school's roof has a continuous......read more

Kids Get Hands Dirty at School Gardens

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In Canada, the school garden trend is in full bloom

As any parent can no doubt attest, kids like dirt. In Canada, teachers are taking advantage of that impulse with seeds and soil that teach kids vital lessons about food, sustainability, and the environment. In fact, school gardens are getting so popular up north that the Canadian charity Nutrients for Life this week launched a school garden network, complete with case studies, lesson guides and......read more

Teaching Sustainability at Business School

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Slowly but surely, the sustainability agenda is seeping into business education

From clean energy to green building, energy efficiency to footprint reduction, there are plenty of business opportunities in the sustainability space. Naturally, one might assume that business schools offer programs that speak to the eco-aware agenda. In fact, sustainability programs are only recently infiltrating business school curricula. But, as SustainAbility founder John Elkington notes,......read more

Top 10 Environmental Watch List

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Vermont Law School's ranking of the biggest environmental issues of 2010.

Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center just launched its first annual Top Ten Environmental Watch List, outlining the most important environmental law and policy issues of 2010, and how they may continue to play out in the new year. According to the list, the most important event of 2010 was the inability of Congress to enact federal climate change legislation. This was a massive blow to......read more

Edible Schoolyard Planned in Brooklyn

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School adds weeding to reading and writing.

Would our kids forego preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup if they were given the necessary tools to appreciate the alternative? Could they be taught to care about the future of the planet? Judging by chef Alice Waters’ success, the answers are yes and yes. As Founder of Edible Schoolyard, Waters runs the program in Berkeley, California that educates middle school students in an......read more

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