Irena Lauzadiene’s students at Rokiskis Romuva Gymnasium are in the news with a wonderful article. See the article in the Lithuanian newspaper at: http://www.grokiskis.lt/temos/ekologija
The translation into English is posted at the link below.
Welcome to new teachers and students joining us from Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, France, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Participating in the ISCFC seems like a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd!
Dear ISCFC teachers-
We now have our first April 2012 pin on the world map representing the student footprints and statistics from Ian Heathcote’s Environmental Science class at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela!
Which schools across the world will be next?
My name is Ann Smart. I teach Environmental Science in New Orleans, LA, USA, and am VERY NEW to this program. I just heard about it last week and got registered as soon as I heard about it. My students will begin calculating their footprints on Monday. I think they will be in for a very rude awakening. They think they are doing well if they place a piece of paper into the recycle box in the classroom. I can’t wait for them to do the calculations and to see what students in other countries are doing for the Earth. Thanks for this program
Understanding the denying brain:
the climate denial community, which includes fossil fuel companies, most Republican politicians and nearly all conservative corporate media outlets, make up their own facts. They can decide that global warming isn’t real or isn’t human-caused or isn’t a big deal and that climate scientists are liars and cheats. They can decide anything they want and report it as fact. And their naive, uninformed and trusting public will believe it.
Interesting read here http://blogs.redding.com/dcraig/archives/2012/04/understanding-t.html
But does anyone satirize the issue as humorously as Bill Maher?
Citizen journalism triumphs at China environmental press awards:
When Liu Futang left the confines of Chinese government service and opened his first microblog last April, the retired forestry official could not have imagined that a year later, he would be celebrated as a shining light of citizen journalism.
Liu stirred up an online fury last year when he revealed that developers had destroyed one of the world’s last groves of water coconut trees to make space for a yacht marina.
“The degradation is terrible,” said Liu. “The local media hasn’t written a single word, but I’ve posted 40 articles that have been followed up by newspapers and TV from across the country.”
The citizen journalist prize is a new category in the awards, which are jointly organised by the Guardian, chinadialogue and Sina, the leading Chinese web portal.
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