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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...

2010-12-02 00:00:48

Grant Supports Launch of Environmental Education Teacher-Training Program at Nonprofit's Santa Monica Mountains Campus. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today receipt of a $30,000 grant from The Boeing Company. The grant will fund high-quality environmental education training for K-12 teachers throughout southern California, at NatureBridge's Santa Monica Mountains Campus....

2010-11-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Forever Resorts, the industry leader in environmentally sound best practices, will officially unveil and dedicate its award-winning Forever Earth houseboat at the Diablo East Marina on Lake Amistad at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/LA01634) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101115/LA01634) Forever Earth is a 67-foot floating environmental classroom that represents a...

2010-11-04 11:58:00

Who: GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, Center for Green Schools at USGBC, Green Charter Schools Network When: Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. CST Where: GREENGUARD Environmental Institute's Booth, #1545 How: RSVP to rbelew@greenguard.org by Tuesday, Nov. 16 ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the goal of promoting healthier schools, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute announced today that it will host a panel discussion-style news conference at Greenbuild 2010...

2010-11-03 14:10:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on enhancing environmental stewardship and international learning in schools, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) will send 24 U.S. teachers to Galapagos, Nov. 20 - Dec. 4, 2010, through the Toyota International Teacher Program. Now in its 12th year, more than 600 educators nationwide have traveled to Costa Rica, Galapagos and Japan through the program, completing a two-week study tour to a country where finding innovative...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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