Wednesday, April 2, 2008

EE Week 2008: Two Weeks Until EE Week!

Green Events for April 2008:

April 16 – 17Positive Business 2008 EventA huge range of products and services, from cutting-edge technology to bio-fuel fleet operators, carbon footprint measurement to alternative travel and fair trade supplies to recycling equipment will be brought together under one roof. The Positive Business Show Forum which consists of seminars, keynote presentations, workshops and interactive events will keep visitors up to date with the latest thinking.Olympia Two, Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

April 16 – 18Living Future 2008:From Living Buildings to Living CommunitiesLiving Future is the Cascadia Region Green Building Council’s annual event focused on cutting-edge green design solutions. This year, industry professionals and students will learn more about Cascadia’s – the largest chapter of the Canada and U.S. Green Building Council – Living Building Challenge and the importance of creating truly sustainable communities. The keynote speaker is Paul Hawken, world-renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author of Blessed Unrest.The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, B.C. Canada


April 22 – 23B4E – Business for the Environment Global SummitThe Summit will focus on the global economic and financial impact environmental concerns in the areas of resource efficiencies, renewable energies, new business models and climate strategies. Through high-level discussion, delegates will learn the best practices for identifying and managing the risks posed by climate change, and explore practical solutions that are available today for enterprises to adopt greener corporate practices that make solid business sense and are a source of competitive advantage. The Summit is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Global Compact.Singapore

April 22 – 26Ecocity World Summit:The 7th International Ecocity ConferenceThe Summit will focus on key actions cities and citizens can take to rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems, and, in the process, slow down and even reverse global heating, biodiversity collapse, loss of wilderness habitat, agricultural lands and open space and social and environmental injustices. Bottom line: We want to unite people around a new way of living on the planet that provides the best possible cities for people to live in without destroying the biosphere.The International Ecocity Conferences address: ecological city design, governance and social justice, green architecture and urban layout, streetcars, trains and bicycles, renewable energy, restoration of natural ecologies and agricultural lands, recycling, pollution abatement and business incentives.San Francisco, CA

National Environmental Education Week is just two weeks away, and we are proud to announce that over 1,300 schools, nature centers, zoos, museums, aquariums, and parks have committed to hosting EE Week lessons and activities. Access promotional materials

EE Week Nature Journaling Blog
If you are looking for outdoor activities for your students, consider utilizing EE Week's new online Nature Journaling Blog. Built with the expertise of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, the blog offers weekly tips on ways to introduce nature journaling and observation to students. Access the Nature Journal Blog

EE Week Photo Blog Contest
Plans are once again in the works to host a Photo Contest for EE Week 2008, but this year educators will be invited to upload their photos in an online EE Week Photo Blog. These "EE Week Bloggers" will be invited to share their success stories and photos of their own environmental education efforts, and will be eligible for prizes such as digital cameras, camcorders, and photo printers. The EE Week Photo Blog will be launched during EE Week--stay tuned for details!

As you finalize your plans for National Environmental Education Week activities, we hope you will consider adding your EE Week events to the "No Child Left Inside Days" project. "No Child Left Inside Days" is designed to highlight the benefits of environmental education to school administrators, parents and community leaders.

Learn More

There is still time to register for EE Week! Registration is free at


Karen Schultz

National Environmental Education Week Coordinator

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