Replacing or retrofitting old school buses can reduce pollution inhaled by students significantly, leading to better health & improved academic performance.
Diesel exhaust can cause a number of health problems — and our kids breathe it every day when they ride the school bus…
What Is the Most Effective Way to Reduce Disposable Plastic Bottles Consumption? A group of high school seniors at Shady Side Academy endeavored to find out…
There’s never been a better time for schools to add solar panels to their energy mix, given lots of public and private grants that can help foot the bill for the conversion….
Hommocks Middle School, supported by the Town of Mamaroneck, is the first public school in New York to launch a Rocket Composter, which will remove food waste from the waste stream and reduce trucking and disposal costs to the Peekskill facility that burns Westchester’s garbage. At the same time, the Rocket Composter – made possible by a grant from the […]
Dear EarthTalk: What resources are out there for helping teachers integrate sustainability topics into their curricula? — Melinda Zullo, Toronto, ON Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for […]
Dear EarthTalk: I hear that many school cafeterias have nutrition standards no better—even worse—than those of fast food chains. What can be done about this? — Betsy Edison, Nashville, TN Americans have done a great job making sure that our kids have something to eat at school regardless of socioeconomic status, with the National School Lunch […]
America’s public school buildings need an extreme makeover. Just as today’s education must to be aligned with what students need to succeed in the 21st-century global economy, mid-20th-century school facilities that are falling apart, filled with environmental hazards and unable to support modern technology just won’t do. To reclaim the promise of public education in […]