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Second Nature: Carbon Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies

2.16.17 | Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Second Nature provides a resource for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Included in the multi-part article are alternatives to burning fossil fuels, such as biomass, landfill gas (methane), renewable energy technologies and solar options. Read more on the topic from Second Nature here.

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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Accounting Boundaries

2.16.17 | Greenhouse Gas Accounting

A short discussion on the importance of defining boundaries for greenhouse gas accounting and carbon management. Read the one page summary here:  GHG Accounting Boundaries.

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Putting a Price on Carbon

2.16.17 | Greenhouse Gas Accounting

The first in a series of papers produced by the World Resource Institute (WRI) that aims to provide clear and comprehensive understanding of key issues that will need to be addressed if the United States imposes a national price on carbon. Click here to read the full article.

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What is Additionality? Part 1: A long standing problem – Michael Gillenwater (2012)

2.16.17 | Greenhouse Gas Accounting, RECs and Offsets

Michael Gillenwater’s discusses and defines terms such as “additionality” and “baseline” as they relate to environmental policy and proposes a conceptual framework for applying these concepts within offset programs. Read the full paper on the Greenhouse Gas Institute website here.

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Education and PBL Books

2.14.17 | Education, Project Based Learning (PBL)

Book titles on the topic of education and project based learning:

 

  • The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way – Amanda Ripley
  • Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education – Ken Robinson, Ph.D
  • Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era – Tony Wagner
  • Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools – Michael B. Horn
  • Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns – Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, Michael B. Horn.

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Underwater Dreams Film

2.14.17 | Education

A film about a team of students of undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who came together to build an underwater robot able to beat engineering powerhouses like MIT. To read more about the film and watch the trailer, click here.

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Maker Movement Reinvents Education

2.14.17 | Education

Read the full article by Louise Stewart in Newsweek here.

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Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students

2.14.17 | Education, Project Based Learning (PBL)

Read Jason Ravitz’s full article on Edutopia here.

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Want Your Students College Ready? Use PBL

2.14.17 | Education, Project Based Learning (PBL)

Read Thom Markham’s full article in Edutopia here.

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

2.14.17 | Education

Read the full article by Andrew Miller in Edutopia here.

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