eePRO Feed: Sustainable Cities and Communities

A student and a teacher stand outside in an open forest on a sunny day
Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages
Opportunity

EPA is excited to announce the application period for the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). Applications are due January 11, 2023. For more information about the open competitions and how to apply to either award, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-calls-applications-2023-presidents-environmental-student-and-teacher-awards.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 9:00am to Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 5:00pm

Plant Heroes Logo
Plant Heroes Logo
Resource

Explore our online library of free lessons, journal pages, conservation comics, field guides, and activity books for grades K–5. Find dozens of quality printable exercises and resources on forest health, ecology, and plant conservation.

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Website
A photo of a family standing in front of a table, reading a display about yellow perch and aquaculture in Ohio.
Tabletop display materials will be used at outreach events such as here at the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in September 2022. Photo credit: Nicole Wright
Blog
Moderator Endorsed: Global EE

Dive into the story of an Ohioan partnership linking people and small businesses across the state through education, and follow the yellow perch's journey from source to plate in the latest Harvest Stories.

Opportunity

The 2023 Chesapeake B-WET Funding Opportunity for School District Programming is open. Chesapeake B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs and fosters the growth of new, innovative programs. It encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:59pm

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Opportunity

The 2023 Hawaii B-WET Funding Opportunity is now open. The purpose for this financial assistance is to support our communities by developing well-informed members of society involved in decision-making that positively impacts our coastal, marine, and watershed ecosystems in the Hawaiian Islands.

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 11:59pm

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Four profile photos of teachers shown as panelists for this event
Learning

Join the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force’s Youth Steering Committee for a virtual youth-led panel with New York City teachers, Climate Education: NY Teachers on the Frontlines on Monday, December 12th, 2022 from 5:00 PM–6:30 PM EST.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:19pm

Two women smile at the camera while each holding a mason jar filled with rocks, soil, and green vegetation.
During the Worldwide Teach-In last March, students created terrariums after learning about the environmental benefits of gardening and growing food. Photo credit: Kerry Hustwit / Neumann University
Blog
Moderator Endorsed: Global EE
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

What's the Worldwide Teach-In? Learn about a bottom-up educational event led by educators and community members.

Learning

The Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice offers weekly professional development webinars on teaching climate for non-experts. This week, we invite you to learn about how K–12 teachers can engage their students on climate change. We will also explore how improving students' writing skills can be vital in empowering their climate advocacy. Finally, we will be sharing information about how to participate in the Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice, set for March 29, 2023.

A graph showing temperature change in North America since 1901, starting with blue-color stripes on the left which change to red as the timeline becomes more recent.
"Show Your Stripes" image showing temperature change in North America since 1901. Most recent temperatures are on the right. Image credit: Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) showyourstripes.info
Blog
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

Members of the Climate Change eePRO Group met at the NAAEE Annual Conference in October 2022. This blog recaps what was discussed and shares links to resources that were mentioned during the session.

A child looks down at a sandy beach while holding a trash bag
Photo credit: Chaleow Ngamdee / Shutterstock.com
Resource

Learn about the most pressing issues facing our ocean and what you can do to help. This vivid, easy-to-read handbook is a primer on ocean issues and ocean stewardship.

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Photograph of a city park in autumn on a sunny day with a light transparent overlay with white text that is the title of this post
Resource

Issues for equity, adaptation and climate change. Urban planning and climate justice. Spatial inequality. Coastal development and adaptation economics. “Racially Just Adaptation” and more!

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Website, Audio recording
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Two column graphic with honeycomb-framed photos of a street, a smiling child, and freeway overpasses on the left. On the right, there is a white background with black text that reads, "Mosaic Movement Infrastructure RFP. Apply Today. Accepting applications through December 9, 2022 at 5pm PST. For more information, visit mosaicmomentum.org"
Opportunity

Mosaic Movement Infrastructure RFP supports local to national movement infrastructure that enhances diverse and collaborative engagement on four key statutes and initiatives – the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Justice40, and 30x30.

Date and Time:

Monday, October 24, 2022, 8:00am to Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:00pm

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Learning

The Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice is offering weekly professional development webinars for non-climate experts to learn how to teach about climate. Join us each Wednesday at 10 AM and 9 PM Eastern Time for varying topics. See more for descriptions of the upcoming webinars and registration links.

Three photos side-by-side, from left to right, blocks of letters spelling "reuse," a person holding a wooden crate filled with a mix of vegetables, and a poster that reads "capitalism caused this climate catastrophe"
Learning

Staff from the Center for Biological Diversity, Upstream Solutions and the Environmental Law Institute will discuss the use of climate plans to build climate-resilient solutions around food systems, reuse/refill solutions, and gender empowerment as a side-event to the Planetary Health Alliance conference.

Date and Time:

Monday, October 31, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm