Colleges & Education

Innovation doesn't just happen in a beaker, some teachers are creating new ways to inspire students to learn more about climate change, and changing their own campuses in the process.

Minnesota 2020
The sun was bright, the wind steady at the 20th annual Solar Boat Regatta put on by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The event challenged teams of teens to design, engineer, and race motorized boats using photovoltaic power. Courses... Read More
My video is on how the heat island effect is present in both rural and urban areas, and actions that cities can take to create a more sustainable enviroment. It also describes how not using public transportation and driving cars pollutes our... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Experiential learning shows that sometimes the most effective educational tools are those outside classrooms. It's important to leave the textbook at home from time to time and hop into real life learning labs. This past semester, about two dozen... Read More
Minnesota 2020
When can a student project save the school money? School is all about learning, and these students in Minnesota are getting hands-on experience in sustainable innovations. The students were directly involved in getting solar panels installed at... Read More
Planet Forward
The students at William Paterson University clearly take a lot of pride in their sustainability initiatives. As a finalist for the 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, they won the public voting competition on Planet Forward featuring their... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Eolos is the Ancient Greek god of wind and the namesake for a new wind power research station at the University of Minnesota's UMore Park in Rosemount. Launched in 2010 with grants from the Recovery Act and the US Department of Energy, the station... Read More
Planet Forward
This is a full panel recording from the GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference. See highlights from this panel here. Moderator: Doug Guthrie, Dean, GW School of Business Guests:Deborah Wince Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness Debra Rowe,... Read More
Joy McKee talks about Operation Green Team, a city-funded organization in Huntsville Alabama governed by a volunteer board of directors. Operation Green Team endeavors to make Huntsville a role model for the state, region and Nation in terms of... Read More
Center for Green Schools
Last week, I was able to visit one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to make an exciting announcement, recognizing the Green School in Bali as the Center for Green School’s “2012 Greenest School on Earth.”

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