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Understanding the Big Picture: A Sustainable Field Trip

Raised on a farm in rural Montana, I’ve always had an appreciation for the hard work that goes into growing food.  It also put me in close proximity to the alarming consequences of misused arable land.  After college, I joined the Peace Corps and continued to learn about the global and social issues that affect every nation.  I quickly realized that I was most effective as a change-maker when I was in the classroom inspiring… Read More »Understanding the Big Picture: A Sustainable Field Trip

A Teacher and Parent’s Guide to the 2019 Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 marks a very important event. As you may know,  the 2019 Global Student Climate Strike is this Friday. There is also a second general global strike the following Friday September 27. We have a responsibility to our students to prepare them for the future. That future is looking catastrophic at the rate humans are consuming and disposing of valuable resources. It is EVERYONE’s responsibility to take action and do what they can… Read More »A Teacher and Parent’s Guide to the 2019 Climate Strike

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Be More Earth-Friendly: In The Classroom

Teachers, we hold an immense amount of power and as we mentioned in “A Teacher’s Call for Action”, it is our responsibility to teach our students about how to protect the environment. We spend an entire year with impressionable young minds working to teach them literacy, numeracy and of course citizenship. I have come to find that what you do matters, much more than what you say. They are watching. So if you come into… Read More »10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Be More Earth-Friendly: In The Classroom

A Teacher’s Call For Action

There wasn’t anything that I could do.  I was too late. As the old chip bag full of water flew through the air and landed into the ocean, horror flooded my body.  I was paralyzed. Had I just seen what I thought I had seen? Had I just witnessed an adorable little girl dressed in a neon green shirt and black leggings throw a piece of garbage purposefully into the ocean while her 5-year-old sister… Read More »A Teacher’s Call For Action