APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21, 2014
The Pisces Foundation will be hiring two Program Officers to lead our environmental education and water work.
This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.
Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.
Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm
Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is pleased to host the 6th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, which will take place Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2012 in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders and innovators in Biomimicry Education from youth, university and non-formal education institutions. Plenary sessions and interactive workshops provide outstanding opportunities to learn, engage, connect, and get re-inspired to bring biomimicry more deeply into your teaching. Oregon K-12 Teachers may receive certificates for up to 20 PDUs.
Exciting News: Richard Louv will be giving an Opening Address on Thursday night to kick off the Summit!
Who should attend?
University professors… K-12 classroom teachers… Curriculum developers… STEM educators of all types… Science Museum program leaders… School administrators… Undergraduate and graduate students… Anyone who has an interest in the potential of biomimicry to engage students, cross disciplinary boundaries, and change the world. See their flyer and visit their website.
Join an unforgettable program in leadership, permaculture and sustainable design in Oregon with the world’s most renowned instructors and change your life, your community and your planet. Not only do Common Circle Education courses offer the most complete curriculum of any similar program, but the people who come to the programs make this the most powerful training offered anywhere.
Gain cutting-edge skills in nature-inspired sustainable design that’s applicable virtually anywhere design is used — from green businesses to your own back yard. Visit ecovillages, organic farms, the nation’s first biofuel station (ever seen a gas station with solar panels and a green roof selling kombucha? ;), while spending two weeks with some of the most inspiring people around!
During the workshop, we will talk about:
* Smart nature-inspired design principles
* Rainwater catchment and storage
* Greywater – smart water re-use with plant filters
* Food forests & garden design for food abundance
* Eco-psychology and Regenerative Leadership
* Intentional community design and dynamics
* Bio-remediation and toxic waste cleanup
* Natural building design – cob, strawbale and more
* Soil biology and regeneration
* Sustainable transportation and fuels
* Green business and sustainable economics
* Natural patterns and principles
* Everything you ever wanted to know about plants and soil!
We’re thrilled to announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships for our upcoming Urban Permaculture & Regenerative Leadership training in August.
Permaculture Design & Regenerative Leadership Course – Aug 11-19th
Tuition co-pay with scholarship: $1000 (regular price: $3000!)
-> Discount code: AUGUSTSCHOLARSHIP (only valid for august course)
We’re making ONLY TEN of these need-based scholarships available
first-come-first-serve. Just sign up online, and if the system
accepts your credit card information with the code, you’re in.
Common Circle Education is the nation’s ecological design and
sustainable living school with courses in Oregon, Hawaii and
California; our instructors are some of the most well-known
leaders in sustainability, organics and permaculture design.