Going to Green Complete Collection

Going to Green Complete Collection

Downloadable Video - 2016
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Based on the PBS series Edens Lost and Found, Going to Green was developed to provide a standards-based environmental education curriculum for schools, colleges, and communities. Halfway through the Chicago filming of Edens Lost and Found, one of the individuals interviewed said You know, children are our future. If we can't get them interested in and excited about the environment, we're lost. What makes this comment especially poignant is that the speaker was himself a teenager. While the filmmakers encountered numerous innovative ideas set into action by adults, they feel that the future of America- and, indeed, our planet- lies in the education of our young people about the issues facing our environment and our communities today. In this spirit, Going to Green was developed. Teachers who have tested these strategies report great success, not only in high schools but also in university extension classes, community colleges, and even community organisations. The information and lessons provided highlight the connection between our actions and their effects on not only the planet's health but also on the well-being of our neighbors. This environmental curriculum seeks to empower students and teachers alike, as this journey toward a more sustainable future is one that we must make together. Going to Green is unparalleled in its narrative inventiveness, compelling visual imagery, and intellectual rigor. While designed for high school students, it is also perfectly suited to introductory courses for community based organisations. - Jennifer Wolch, Professor of Geography and Planning and Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California. An innovative educational collaborative that examines the role that residents can play in the revitalization of their neighborhoods, town, and cities through sustainable practices and environmental awareness. - Eric Garcetti, President, Los Angeles City Council. The Edens Lost and Found [and subsequent Going to Green] series is an important addition to material available to introduce students at all levels to environmental values. The presentation of some hard lessons regarding success and failure, and how much time and effort go into trying to change our neighborhoods an cities, makes this series unique. I look for-ward to the next opportunity that I have to use the Edens Lost and Found series, and enthusiastically recommend it to educators at all levels. - Greg Andranovich, PhD, Professor of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2016
Media Policy Center,, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (406 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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