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Posted under "K-12 Green Schools" http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/taxonomy/term/87 The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en Green Teacher: Webinars http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4178 <p>Green Teacher has <strong>two</strong> final webinars for 2012, and more scheduled for 2013. Registration is free! </p> <p><strong>Making Cities Good for Children</strong></p> <p>Mon., Dec. 3m 2012, 7:30-8:30pm EST</p> <p><em>Presenter: Mary Rivkin</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4178">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4178#comments Community Engagement Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Green Building / Urban Design and Greening International K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Resources Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:22:35 -0800 EcoAshley 4178 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ministry of Eduction's June Green Schools Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3574 <p>The June Green Schools Newsletter (PDF attached) Includes:</p> <ul> <li>The Notebook: Spring Cleaning</li> <li>School Facilities and Learning</li> <li>District Spotlight: Boundary SD</li> <li>BC Green Games Winning Projects</li> <li>Resources: Nutrients for Life</li> </ul> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3574#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:02:48 -0700 wttcoordinator 3574 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca 2010 BC Green Games Winners Announced http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314 <p>The annual BC Green Games, hosted by Science World of British Columbia and BC Hydro, has just announced this year's winning BC schools. There were 94 entries from 32 school districts around the province this year, all vying for a share of the $22500 prize money available. A panel of provincial environmental experts chose the winning school greening project entries, and additional viewer's choice awards were also given out based on online voting.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:17:30 -0700 wttcoordinator 3314 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Walking the Talk Newsletter #34, January 2010: United Nations RCE Designation! http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3230 <p>Greetings and Happy New Year! Walking the Talk is kicking off 2010 with an exciting announcement. The group has just been formally designated the new United Nations Regional Centre for Expertise for Education on Sustainable Development (RCE) for the British Columbia/North Cascades region. Dr. David Zandvliet of SFU spearheaded this designation on behalf of Walking the Talk, and he received the official certificate of designation from the United Nations University on January 10, 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3230">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3230#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Arts and Culture - Eco-Art Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism Business / Industry Campus Planning and Development Climate Change and Air Quality Community Economic Development / Building Local Economies Community Engagement Community Health Corporate Responsibility and Accountability / Triple Bottom Line Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Understanding Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Equity and Rights / Gender Equity Ethical Investment (eg. Pensions, Investments by Universities) Ethics Fair Trade / Globalization Federal Government Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture Global Citizenship / Global Education Green / Ethical Purchasing Green Building / Urban Design and Greening Higher Education Housing/Affordability International K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Land Use and Transportation Planning Local Government Media Media Literacy Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Peace and Human Security Post-secondary Curriculum Poverty Reduction Provincial Government Public Participation Research and Evaluation Resource Management Social Justice Sustainability Policy Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living University / College Campus Operations Waste Management Water and Sewage Youth / Student Organizations Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:37:32 -0800 wttcoordinator 3230 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3229 <p>Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership</p> <p>Victoria, BC –</p> <p>The Capital Regional District’s Climate Action Program has launched a<br /> new Youth Climate Education Partnership for 2010. The partnership will<br /> work with The BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Sierra Club of<br /> BC, and the BC Campus Climate Network to provide climate change<br /> education to more than 3,600 students across the region.<br /> The CRD Climate Action Program was established in 2009 and acts as a</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3229">read more</a></p> K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:32:31 -0800 wttcoordinator 3229 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca They're Back!! 2010 BC Green Games Announced http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138 <p>BC Green Games is a province-wide competition for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, designed to motivate action, enable sharing and reward and celebrate the green efforts of schools in BC.<br /> The steps to participation include:<br /> 1. Register! Sign your team up beginning October 2009.<br /> 2. Submit and Share! Starting February 1 and until February 26 2010 submit your team's entry. View projects in the BC Green Games Gallery and vote for your favourite entries until March 15 2010!<br /> 3. See the Winners! Chosen by judges and you and announced in April 2010.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:05:51 -0800 wttcoordinator 3138 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Evergreen Workshops for Student, Teachers, Parents and Administrators - Greening your School http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075 <p>DO YOU KNOW PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS WHO NEED SOME HELP IN STARTING THEIR GREENING PROJECT?<br /> NEED SOME SHADE TREES, A FOOD GARDEN OR A GATHERING SPACE FOR YOU TO TEACH OUTDOORS?<br /> ARE YOUR STUDENTS BORED AT RECESS? DOES YOUR DAYCARE OFFER A RANGE OF NATURAL PLAY SPACES?</p> <p>Join me and our local experts for one or all of the upcoming workshops, designed to help de-mystify the process of greening your school grounds.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/95" class="og_links">Higher Education Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075#comments Non Formal Education K-12 Group Higher Education Group British Columbia Educational Program Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture K-12 K-12 Green Schools Non-profit / NGO Youth Youth / Student Organizations Fri, 09 Oct 2009 08:44:42 -0700 jlmoore 3075 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca International Walk to School Week 2011 http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3577 <p>iWalk<br /> - also known as International Walk to School Week - is an annual,<br /> week-long, world-wide event held every year in October that encourages<br /> students, parents, staff and community members to celebrate the many<br /> benefits of walking to school together.<br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hastebc.org%2Fblog%2Fomar%2Fregister-your-school-iwalk-october-3-7-2011&amp;ust=1307059620188000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFHvbHfPesS_OvTtE1lygxqsBmBXg" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3577">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3577#comments Climate Change and Air Quality Community Based Project International K-12 Green Schools Land Use and Transportation Planning Non-profit / NGO Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:12:49 -0700 Omar 3577 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Transformative Environmental Education: Stepping Outside the Curriculum Box http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3390 <p>Transformative Environmental Education: Stepping Outside the Curriculum Box</p> <p>by Julie Johnston, GreenHeart Education (CJEE, 14, 2009)</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3390">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3390#comments Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (K-12) International K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:56:03 -0700 GreenHearted 3390 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca GreenHeart Education - Transformative Education for Sustainability http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3389 <p>GreenHeart Education is a primer on transformative education for<br /> sustainability — everything that K-12 teachers will need in order<br /> to genuinely green:</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3389">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3389#comments Campus Planning and Development Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program Green Building / Urban Design and Greening International K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:27:39 -0700 GreenHearted 3389 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Bike To School Week BC - May 31st to June 4th http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3343 <p><a href="http://haste.cmail1.com/t/r/l/ngfk/l/j"></a>Bike To School Week: May 31 to June 4, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3343">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3343#comments British Columbia Community Based Project K-12 K-12 Green Schools Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Youth Tue, 25 May 2010 10:20:41 -0700 Omar 3343 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca “The World Wants a Real Deal” Global Day of Action http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3178 <p>11am – 5pm<br /> <strong>Saturday, December 12<br /> Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch Promenade</strong><br /> (350 West Georgia St)</p> <p>You came out in the thousands for the Bridge to a Cool Planet day of Climate Action to show your support for a global climate treaty in Copenhagen.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/95" class="og_links">Higher Education Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3178">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3178#comments Student Activism Site Administrators Non Formal Education K-12 Group Higher Education Group Alternative Energy / Peak Oil British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Community Based Project Community Engagement Federal Government Global Citizenship / Global Education Green Building / Urban Design and Greening Higher Education K-12 K-12 Green Schools Local Government Media Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Provincial Government Public Participation Social Justice Youth Youth / Student Organizations Mon, 07 Dec 2009 13:59:27 -0800 AshleyWebster 3178 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca How Sustainability Education? A Solutions Summit Final Report http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2783 <p>On April 27, 2009, the BC Working Group and Network on Sustainability Education hosted the 2nd Summit on sustainability education.<br /> HOW SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION? A SOLUTIONS SUMMIT</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/95" class="og_links">Higher Education Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2783">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2783#comments Non Formal Education K-12 Group Higher Education Group British Columbia Business / Industry Campus Planning and Development Climate Change and Air Quality Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Federal Government Higher Education K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Local Government Media Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Post-secondary Curriculum Provincial Government Resources University / College Campus Operations Youth Youth / Student Organizations Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:59:53 -0700 jlmoore 2783 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca A Seminar on School Gardens hosted by Langara http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2729 <p>A Seminar on School Gardens</p> <p>Saturday, May 30, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm<br /> Langara College, 100 West 49 Avenue</p> <p>Featuring Australian Permaculture teacher, Janet Millington<br /> This half-day workshop is for teachers, parents and interested<br /> community members to consider, plan, build and use school gardens to<br /> their full educational potential. Janet Millington is the co-author of<br /> Outdoor Classrooms: A Handbook for School Gardens.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/100" class="og_links">Non Formal Education</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2729">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2729#comments Higher Education Group Non Formal Education British Columbia Educational Program Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture Higher Education K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Non-Formal Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Youth Thu, 28 May 2009 13:02:41 -0700 AshleyWebster 2729 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Transformative Education for Sustainability: GreenHeart Education http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2722 <p>GreenHearted.org is a primer on transformative education for sustainability.... Here you will find what you'll need in order to genuinely green</p> <p>    * your classroom,</p> <p>    * your curriculum,</p> <p>    * your students' learning,</p> <p>    * your school community,</p> <p>    * and your life's work as a teacher.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2722#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Tue, 26 May 2009 18:19:03 -0700 kbowen 2722 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca BC School Districts: Invitation to apply for an incentive for the instillation of solar hot water sytems http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2720 <p>School districts are invited to nominate schools for incentives under the Solar for Schools project of the SolarBC Program. The SolarBC Program provides incentives for the installation of solar hot water systems. SolarBC has received funding for this project from the Province of British Columbia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2720">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2720#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality K-12 K-12 Green Schools Mon, 25 May 2009 21:45:32 -0700 kbowen 2720 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca BC Green Games Update http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2611 <p>The BC Green Games is a provincial competition that profiles student action projects which promote environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives in K-12 schools and communities. The Green Games are focused on motivating action, facilitating the sharing of environmental project ideas, and celebrating the environmental efforts of students and schools throughout BC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2611">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2611#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture K-12 K-12 Green Schools Provincial Government Waste Management Water and Sewage Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:02:45 -0700 kbowen 2611 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Climate Action Resources on BC Ministry of Education Green Schools website http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2610 <p>The Ministry of Education recently posted 5 resources on Climate Action on their Green Schools website.</p> <p>The new documents are:</p> <p><strong>Carbon Neutral Action Report Template:</strong>  This template is designed to help public sector organizations meet their reporting obligations under the GGRTA for the 2008 and 2009 calendar years. The template is designed to be easy to use. </p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2610">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2610#comments British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Higher Education K-12 K-12 Green Schools Local Government Provincial Government University / College Campus Operations Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:06:54 -0700 kbowen 2610 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Sustainable Schools Forum Presentations Now Online http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2592 <p>The BC Ministry of Education has posted webcasts of their February 9, 2009 Sustainable Schools Forum. The Forum's aim was to inspire education leaders to create a culture of environmental sustainability in all aspects of the K-12 system. The forum brought together both operational and educational perspectives on sustainability.</p> <p>Please follow the link above to see the Sustainable Schools Forum webcasts!</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2592#comments British Columbia K-12 K-12 Green Schools Mon, 02 Mar 2009 21:01:08 -0800 kbowen 2592 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca GreenHeart Education http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2563 <p>Greenhearted.org is a primer on transformative environmental education and sustainable development learning, helping teachers green their curriculum, their classroom, and their school community -- in order to help students create the best possible future for themselves in light of 21st century realities.<br /> Offers suggestions and resource links for a three-pronged approach to school greening: Operations &amp; Facilities, Organizational Behaviour &amp; Attitudes, and Curriculum &amp; Professional Development, including a developmentally appropriate Green School Curriculum Model.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2563#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Campus Planning and Development Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (K-12) International K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Mon, 09 Feb 2009 23:32:29 -0800 GreenHearted 2563 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Elementary School at SFU to be Ministry of Education's First LEED Gold renovation site http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2552 <p>The Province of BC and the Burnaby board of education recently signed an agreement to deliver a new elementary school on Burnaby Mountain, near Simon Fraser University. The elementary school will be the Ministry of Education's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold renovation site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2552">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2552#comments British Columbia Campus Planning and Development Green Building / Urban Design and Greening Higher Education K-12 K-12 Green Schools Provincial Government Sun, 01 Feb 2009 22:50:19 -0800 kbowen 2552 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Sustainable Schools Action Guide http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2515 <p>Looking for ideas on how to organize for environmental action in your school? <strong>Check Your Head</strong>, a youth driven organization in Vancouver, has published a great resource called <strong>Sustainable Schools Action Guide</strong>. </p> <p>Check Your Head launched the Sustainable Schools project in 2007 to connect people working hard on environmental projects in the Vancouver schools. Check Your Head wants to share what they learned in the first year of this project so that others can take action too. Topics covered in this guide include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2515">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2515#comments British Columbia K-12 K-12 Green Schools Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:43:21 -0800 kbowen 2515 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Youth Climate Leadership Alliance http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2510 <p>The Youth Climate Leadership Alliance (YCLA) is a Ministry of Environment initiative for British Columbians between the ages of 17 and 28 who are concerned about climate change and want to take direct action to help achieve the province's goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 33 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. </p> <p>Currently, 10 YCLA Climate Action Facilitators are working directly with Local Governments to facilitate climate action activities that will;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/95" class="og_links">Higher Education Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2510">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2510#comments Non Formal Education K-12 Group Higher Education Group British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Provincial Government Resources University / College Campus Operations Youth / Student Organizations Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:44:07 -0800 ChristineGrossutti 2510 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Sustainable Schools Forum Announced! February 9, 2009 http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2487 <p>Take part in the BC Ministry of Education's Sustainable Schools Forum in 2009 and find out how you can make your school district more environmentally sustainable! </p> <p>The forum aims to inspire education leaders to create a culture of environmental sustainability in all aspects of the K-12 education system. Sustainability issues from both the operational and educational perspectives will be addressed at the forum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2487">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2487#comments British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint K-12 K-12 Green Schools Provincial Government Wed, 10 Dec 2008 21:56:36 -0800 kbowen 2487 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca $10.4 Million For New Clean-Technology School Buses http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2434 <p>The Province will provide $10.4 million in funding to enable school districts around the province to purchase 86 new clean-diesel school buses, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.</p> <p>“This funding will enable school districts to buy new clean-technology buses that will help improve air quality and protect the health of our students,” said Bond. “This investment supports one of our government’s key priorities, to lead the world in sustainable environmental management.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2434">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2434#comments British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality K-12 K-12 Green Schools Provincial Government Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:50:34 -0800 kbowen 2434 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca