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Youth ExChange
How to balance looking cool and feeling cool with the need to combat climate are among the key tips in the new United Nations YouthXchange Training kit. This updated version of the guide also gets to grips with the mountains of waste emerging across the globe as a result of today's fast throw-away society from mobile phones to fashion. The Youth Exchange provides us with content that we are able to convey to other young people, empowering them to make different choices in their daily lives and be actors of change", says Gabriela Monteiro, one of UNEP's Youth Advisors.

Stop Global Warming!
This site, operated by Laurie Davids (An Inconvenient Truth, Too Hot Not to Handle, and Earth to America) gives oodles of information, from how to involve your school, to what to do at home. She also is running a Stop Global Warming Virtual March on Washington, which is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.

Ontario Association for Geographic & Environmental Educators
Find lesson plans and activities, designed by teachers, for use in a variety of Geography courses. The Monograph (quarterly newsletter of OAGEE) also contains resource lists, book reviews, Geography news, and information about upcoming events.

The Renewable Planet
The Renewable Planet is a free and accessible resource that highlights the number and variety of renewable energy projects from around the world. This site is a gateway to a world of information on renewable energy.


CBC Toronto - Solar Revolution
A CBC Radio One (99.1 FM) program on solar housing. Six parts including solar jobs, costs, design, and innovations in the technology.

Environmental Literacy Council – Environmental Science Teacher Page
Help for teaching environmental (physics, biology, chemistry, geology, social sciences). The web site has Lesson Plans, web site links, teachers’ web sites on a variety of topics.

Science Teachers Association of Ontario
Site has links to annual conference, lesson plan and activities for grades 11 and 12. (Found under Resources on the left of the screen). They are working on elementary lesson plans.

Ontario Society for Environmental Educators
Site has listing of current events and links to other sites.

Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
Group has monthly French and English newsletters, conferences.

Council of Outdoors Educators of Ontario
Links to programs, camps for outdoor education, resources, conferences, monthly newsletter, quarterly journal.

My Foot Print
Calculate your ecological footprint and find ways to reduce it.

World Wildlife Foundation's Living Planet
The WWF’s periodic update of how the planet is fairing using the Living Planet Index, also incorporates the Ecological Footprint calculations.

 

An Inconvenient Truth Internet Resources

Climate Crisis
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH argues that global warming is not just about science, nor is it just a political issue: it is a moral issue and we have a responsibility to do something about it.

Take Part Participant Teacher Guides
Resources and study guides for students and educators of all ages, providing in-depth access to issues behind Participant films, such as An Inconvenient Truth, Angels in the Dust (Darfur) and the Kite Runner.

Conservation International
Much in the same way that CI helps businesses and groups, such as Pearl Jam, offset their carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions, we provide the carbon calculator below to help conservation-minded individuals reduce their own ecological footprints.



For more movies - go to the EcoMoves page under Rainbow News and Views.

Who killed the electric car?DVD and Resources
For a look at the past, present and future of the electric car, watch "Who Killed the Electric Car?". This documentary follows the development of the electric car and mourns its loss.

Who Killed the Electric Car? is presented as a whodone-it mystery. Staying true to this genre, the film opens with necessary background infor


mation,
describes the crime committed, answering all of the
what, where, and when questions, and then in the
style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gathers the suspects for close scrutiny, coming to a conclusion on the guilt or innocence of each.
There is a Teacher's Guide available on the site


Day after Tomorrow Internet Resources

National Snow and Ice Data Centre
Official NASA response to the movie with background provided by NSIDC. Format is Question and Answer, Page of scientific links.

Ocean and Climatic Change Institute
Questions and Answers about the plausibility of the catastrophic events occurring in the movie.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Office of Programs
Q & A about events in the movie with links to scientific experts

 

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