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Education & sustainability

Education and schools have important connections to becoming more sustainable. Schools need to: Model sustainability in their facilities and operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions [GHG] and minimizing environmental & health impacts. Teach about sustainable living and develop students who are … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Climate, Climate, Climate & Sustainability Education, Democratic Education, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Human Rights, Industrial Food Production, Militarism, Nonviolence, Precautionary Principle, Re-skilling, Renewable Energy, Restorative Justice, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainable Living, The Commons, Transportation, Unsustainable Energy, Unsustainable Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Civil Liberties, Climate, Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Democratic Education, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Environmental Health, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Human Rights, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Media, Migration & Refugees, Militarism, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Production For Need, Resource Extraction, Restorative Justice, School Food, Students' Rights, Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Problem-Solving Courts

Since the 1990s, a new type of court has been developed — ‘problem-solving courts’, where the focus is on solving the problems, not just punishment. Drug courts, community courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts, wellness courts,… the list is … more

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Restorative Justice

Our present justice system is based on the idea that punishment will cause people to become better members of society. As far as I can see, there is little evidence that this is true. Of course, some people who are … more

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