Positivity of the Save the Planet Contest

Note from the Editor:  Organizing the “Save the Planet” contest had its share of challenges and rewards.  Learning Bee supported the contest from the conception.  Learning Bee did a wonderful task of disseminating the concept of the contest topic; How to build Sustainable communities.  Here is a baseline document that Learning Bee shared with Medhavis, used for various grade levels regarding the broad subject on “sustainable communities”.  For the younger grades, Learning Bee had to tone down the information a lot and get to very specifics in order to have them come up with concrete ideas.  However, they all got the discussion on how this initiative can impact ways of living as a whole.  Contest was a wonderful way to educate young minds and start them thinking on important topics such as smart living to save the Mother Earth!  Each grade level teachers gave their own “spin” to the subject that’s tailored to the group of audience in each classroom.

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Primer on Global Warming and Climate Change – Part III (Mitigation and Adaptation)

Faced with the imminent dangers of climate change and global warming, we have three options:

  1. Mitigation, meaning measures to reduce the pace & magnitude of the changes in global climate being caused by human activities.
  2. Adaptation, meaning measures to reduce the adverse impacts on human well-being resulting from the changes in climate that do occur.
  3. Suffering the adverse impacts that are not avoided by either mitigation or adaptation.
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Primer on Climate Change and Global Warming – Part II (Impact)

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he effects of climate change are already being felt by natural systems in many places. Glaciers in both the northern and southern hemispheres are shrinking, permafrost is thawing, growing seasons are lengthening and animals are shifting their ranges to higher and cooler ground.

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A Primer on Climate Change and Global Warming – Part I

The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing. Many agree that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Recent years show increasing temperatures in various regions, and/or increasing extremities in weather patterns. This 3-part article looks at (1) what causes climate change, (2) what the impacts are and (3) what we can do to mitigate it.

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Earth Day 2008

Today is Earth Day. To honor this planet that we call home and tackle the environmental problems that we face today, we can all pitch in by going green in our own little ways. Here are some simple tips that we can all follow.

Reduce, reuse and recycle. With increasing population, landfills are getting scarce. Also learn about environmental and health hazards involved in electronic

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