Here are few things you can do today to help improve our environment and start living a greener lifestyle:
Go out and buy compact fluorescent lightbulbs to replace the incandescent lights in your home.
Make your next meal a vegetarian one. Meat production is a resource-intensive business that uses up to eight times as much fuel energy as fruit and vegetable farming.
Turn off your computer when you leave work for the evening or when you are done with your homework, and unplug your coffee pot after breakfast.
Buy a dryer rack for your laundry room, and use it instead of your dryer the next time you wash clothes. Running a dryer uses lots of electricity.
Whenever you run out for lunch, or make a trip to the grocery store, ask your co-workers or friends if there's anything you can pick up for them as well.
Check your hot-water heater to make sure it's set at 120 degrees (many are set higher, which requires more energy and raises the risk of scalding), change the air filters in your ventilation system, and vacuum the coils behind your refrigerator to make sure it's operating as efficiently as possible.
The best hope for learning to live sustainably lies in schooling that is "smart by nature." It includes experiencing the natural world; learning how nature sustains life; nurturing healthy communities; recognizing the implications of the ways we feed and provision ourselves; and knowing well the places where we live, work, and learn. Teachers are in a prime position to be able to weave these basics throughout the curriculum at every grade level.
Whether they start with an environmental issue or with fundamental ecological principles, teachers can nurture the knowledge, skills, and values essential to sustainable living.
A variety of teaching strategies are...
In accordance with Ministry decision number 4443, we would like to inform you that the passing average for all subjects (except Arabic & IE) is now 60% instead of 50%. This new system is effective September 2005 for Grades 4-12.