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Met Council offers green volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Ask for the current brochure “40 for 40”. Contact JGF Alumna Stefanie Greenberg, Met Council’s Volunteer Department Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Education News published two issues on Eco-Judaism: Examining the Relationship Between the Environment and Judaism. Articles address every aspect of Jewish environmental education, and include many practical tips and curriculum ideas.
International Walk to School Day is October 9, 2013. Organize an event to encourage active transportation and build awareness of the importance of walkable communities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from car travel. Walk & Roll to School offers instructions for how to form a walking school bus or bike train.
A new film, Symphony of the Soil is a great way to educate about composting. It examines the use and misuse of soil and highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants, creating healthy humans, living on a healthy planet.
Several Greening Fellows recently visited a state of the art hydroponic greenhouse on the roof of a NYC school. NY Sun Works helps schools build greenhouse science labs and provides curricula and teacher training about project-based science education exploring the relationships between culture, the environment, and sustainable development.