urban youth (jane addams), a film crew (less productions) and maurice small discuss urban food. food access in the hood is at its most critical. watch and imagine what you can do to help build a bridge. sb
master composter, worm translator, urban advocate, organic pioneer ...
Getting Around: ‘Children Cycling to School’ (Infographic)
way to go america! america has way too many predators. and the world’s worst drivers… it’s just too dangerous for any one to be on the road with them.
Going back to my 20/20 List,I said that I wanted to start composting in my dorm, so when I was in need of a research idea for one of my classes (DEA1500), I knew I’d have to start composting in my dorm. And I did! Now I present to you a draft of my research presentation!
(Sorry for the lack of what would be a lovely narration by moi ;P )
Did you know that, every day, New York City produces enough garbage to fill Yankee Stadium? Over 30% of that garbage is food waste; and when it rots in landfills, it produces methane – a potent greenhouse gas. NYC spends $4 billion a year trucking its garbage to other states because we don’t have anywhere to put it.
Now, an Upper West Side school - PS 166 - wants to do its share to help solve the garbage crisis.
Farmscape school garden installation in Long Beach, CA
Who Pays Teachers Best for their Time?
Hours primary school teachers spend working on the left.
Teachers salary after 15 years of experience / GDP per capita on the right
The biggie version of this infographic also includes: how much teachers around the world make (Luxembourgh tops), average class size (Mexico tops… or bottoms if you will) and salary levels vs student achievement (Finland tops).
A new study has warned that air pollution from industrial sources near public schools jeopardizes children’s health and academic success.
The researchers found that schools located in areas with the state’s highest industrial air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates - an indicator of poor health - as well as the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards.”