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2011-05-13 10:30:00

Focus on 'Green' Home Construction, Clean Waste Technology HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will host two summer workshops to help teachers learn about alternative energy. The workshops, hosted by DEP in conjunction with Waste Management and Fresco Green Building Supplies, will offer presentations and site visits to a landfill and a house built using "green" technology. "As energy and the environment...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va. April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the equivalent of more than 250 acres of new forest land will be created if all 100,000-plus tree seedlings are planted and grow to maturity. Along...

2011-04-22 12:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has awarded more than $538,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 102 non-profits, schools, universities and conservation districts across Pennsylvania. Grant recipients will use the funding to develop projects such as hosting sustainability workshops, holding nature programs for children, and implementing environmental education programs in their communities....

2011-04-12 11:30:00

MONTREAL, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Earth Day Canada (EDC) announced today a five-year partnership agreement under which EDC will support a CN program to encourage environmental values and initiatives among CN employees across North America. Working at key North American CN offices and yard facilities, the program will: - Motivate, encourage and enable employees to embrace environmental stewardship and support a cleaner...

2011-04-11 15:56:48

An Indiana University study examining the adoption of environmental education by schools in Israel, measured by Green School Certification, found that school change was assisted by community-based grassroots efforts, not just 'top-down' school policy. It also found that some types of schools were more likely to adopt the earth-friendly changes than other types. IU Sociologist Oren Pizmony Levy, lead author of the study, said the findings have implications for U.S. schools. "Programs of...

2011-04-05 13:08:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey teachers are encouraged to apply for funding through PSEG's Environmental Education Grant Program, which provides funding to educators who can link their students' understanding of math, science, computer science, and technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment. This year, PSEG will award $35,000 in grants. "Environmental education is fundamental to helping New Jersey's youth become responsible world citizens,...

2011-03-16 14:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting teachers, homeschoolers, non-formal educators, youth group and scout group leaders to the Peregrine Falcon Educators' Workshop. The workshop, titled "WILD in the City," will be held in the Rachel Carson State Office Building's auditorium in Harrisburg, on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by DEP and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) in...

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2011-01-18 10:10:00

Study of Chinese citizens says jobs more important than salary when it comes to pro-environmental behavior People with good jobs found in large cities are more likely to engage in pro-environmental activities. So says a new study of China's environmental behavior published this week in the British journal Environmental Conservation. For the first time, scientists weighed employment and leadership when considering how people act regarding their natural surroundings. They found the status and...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of a global amphibian extinction crisis, it is more important than ever for classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists, and camp leaders to incorporate effective environmental education into their K-4 agenda. Hop Into Action was created to serve as an interdisciplinary curriculum guide for the classroom and field. Twenty standards-based, cross-curricular investigations introduce children to the joy of...

2010-12-06 13:19:00

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine New Jersey teachers have extra money to supplement lesson plans with hands-on learning, thanks to grants from PSEG. The PSEG Foundation has given over $25,000 this year to teachers who successfully linked their students' understanding of math, science, computer science, and technology with a passion and appreciation for the environment. The energy company has awarded Garden State educators a total more than $358,000 since starting its...


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