Calling all of our local friends: Save the date – Thursday June 11, 2015. Middle schools students in […]
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Imagine this: A bold manifesto that challenges the very notion of U.S. global dominance and the Cold War mindset of containing threat with military strength. In its place: a new definition of security and prosperity based on sustainable communities, localized food system, renewable energy, and US leadership on human rights. “Dominance, like fossil fuels, is not a sustainable source of energy,” the document proclaims.
The educational field is abuzz with a quest for innovation. Public and private dollars are pouring into a frenzied race for “disruptive” changes and silver bullets, with many of the approaches heavy on technology. There’s flipped classrooms. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). Big data. And of course, more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.)
You might not have thought about it, but nature provides multiple life-sustaining functions. Plants produce oxygen and absorb carbon, wetland filter water, and bees pollinate critical food plans. Together, theses functions are call “ecosystem services.”