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The future is STEM. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are quite clearly some of the fastest-growing job categories around. That’s according to a recent U.S. Dept. of Commerce report that showed STEM jobs growing at nearly 8 percent over the past decade. That’s about three times as fas...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STOKED ON THE COAST WINNERS! The Grand Prize winner was selected by Heal the Bay staff and the People's Choice winner received the most votes during the public voting portion of the contest. We hope everyone enjoyed watching -- and making -- these videos! Special thanks to al...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
‘Stoked on the Coast’ offers prizes, glamour for stories about local beaches Local environmental group Heal the Bay today issued a call for submissions to its inaugural youth film contest and community festival, dubbed “Stoked on the Coast.” The contest asks middle-school and high-school students ...
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Each summer, the Media Institute for Social Change hosts a dozen college students and teaches them how to produce engaging and effective radio and film documentaries. Students come from across the country, from schools like Princeton, St. Olaf, Colby, Macalester, Whitman, and Reed, to name just a fe...
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THE PRESIDENT HAS AN ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU Our schools are more high-tech than ever. There are laptops in nearly every classroom. You can take an online course on Japanese -- and then video chat with a kid from Japan. You can learn about geometry through an app on your iPad. So, what does it all mean?...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
New video, fundraising campaign, website highlights mission to bring educational nonprofit to U.S., Asia, Africa Kids Ocean Day, a unique, nonprofit organization teaching children the importance of coastal quality issues, is expanding its youth-oriented educational program and hands-on adopt-a-beac...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H.G. Wells, The Outline of History, 1920 Jeffrey Bennett There may be no better illustration of the sentiment in the H.G. Wells quotation than that which we find in the issue of climate change, aka global warming. The ...
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The Intertwine Alliance - EP Partner The Intertwine Alliance is built on regional efforts dating back to 1988. The Alliance was formed in 2008 and launched as an independent non-profit organization in July 2011. With a small infrastructure footprint, TIA is developing a unique collaborative approac...
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Posted by on in General Environment
New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving less federal help than they were three years ago, despite spending far more time writing grants in search of it. Nearly one-fifth of scientists are considering going ...
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(February 6, 2013) Denver, CO— Earth Protect Moves People “From Image to Action” telling stories of people and companies protecting the Earth through its video focused web site and its full service video production and sustainability services division, Earth Protect Productions. The BIOCOM Institut...
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We have all lived social norming. If you’ve ever gotten into an elevator and turned around to face the door, this is a social norm. If you’ve ever given a dirty look to someone talking on his or her cell phone in a theater, this is a social norm. If you’ve ever recycled your trash into every single ...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
  Minister for Cultural Affairs K.C. Joseph on Thursday inaugurated the Green Film Festival which started with the screening of one-minute short film ‘Recycle.’ Speaking at the function, the Minister said the State was facing a lot of environment-related problems such as waste management an...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Earth Protect is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch's How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (Dawn Publications, 2008), a book on climate change aimed at readers in grades 4 through 8. The preview consists ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  This week more than 500 educators will convene in Ocean City for the largest state environmental education conference in the nation. They will stay in local hotels, eat and drink at local establishments, enjoy local nature and discuss the challenges, complexities and successes of environme...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Prior to taking Mr. Visco's high school science class, Keith Hogan did not believe humans had had any hand in climate change. "I thought the media had just picked that up and blown it out of proportion," he said. Hogan remembers the day the "lightbulb went off," about four years ago. He'd ...
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Well-known authors and artists publish an open letter demanding the council rethink its 'extraordinary' move A group of some of Britain's best-known authors and artists has condemned the British Council's "extraordinary" decision to all but end its groundbreaking international work on climate chang...
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Posted by on in Peace
A Wisconsin senator's idea mobilized a green generationBY ROCKY BARKER (http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/04/17/1152179/one-man-one-moment-how-earth-day.html) One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers made April 22, 1970, the day the environmental movement began. That day, 20 million Americ...
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Dirt! The Movie is traveling across the U.S. with free screenings. And it's promoting GYSD as it goes. read more here http://dirtthemovie.org  
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By Ouisa D. Davis We say that the future is in the hands of our youth; that is even more the case in the current age of technology and human advancement. Some of the most pressing problems of our world and our community can be identified and addressed with the eyes of the young; eyes that are clear...
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Global Youth Service Day, originally launched and known as National Youth Service Day in the United States, is a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community service, service learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their co...
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