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Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes

In this e-book, 20 environmental educators across the U.S. offer a fresh look at environmental education outcomes and their measurement. E-book chapters address such questions as: What count as outcomes of environmental education? How can their measurement be part of environmental education curricula? How can we monitor long-term impacts of environmental education programs? The e-book is prepared for environmental educators and program evaluators. Read More

EE Toolbox (Environmental Education)

The Environmental Education (EE) Toolbox is an organized collection of publications for educators who conduct environmental education teacher inservice programs. The EE Toolbox is intended to advance EE inservice programs toward the goal of empowering teachers to help students carefully consider the environment and develop the skills that will enable them to take responsible actions. Read More

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Benchmark Survey Report

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) believes sustainable environmental actions are best encouraged and inspired when one starts with individuals where they are in life and shows them the power of collective action. People often operate in communities, whether they be religious, virtual, geographic or employment-based. The influence and action of those communities have an impact that adds up. The benchmark survey gives an excellent snapshot of where people are today and offers a roadmap for encouraging more people to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for the health of the environment in the future. Read More

Environmental Politics and Law (Yale Open Courseware)

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration in this free online class. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Read More

OnPoint

Cutting-edge webcast program featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with compelling energy and environmental policy leaders. OnPoint is filmed and broadcast daily from E&E’s studios on Capitol Hill. Read More

Greenwire

The one-stop source for those who need to stay on top of all of today’s major environmental and energy action. With an average of more than 25 stories a day, Greenwire covers the complete spectrum, from electricity industry restructuring to Clean Air Act litigation to public lands management. Read More

Environment and Energy Daily

From federal agency appropriations to comprehensive energy legislation, E&E Daily is the place insiders go to track their environment and energy issues in Congress. It covers the progress of legislation as it works its way from hearings and markups, through the House and Senate floors, to the President’s desk. Read More

Psychological Benefits of Greenspace Increase with Biodiversity

The world’s human population is becoming concentrated into cities, giving rise to concerns that it is becoming increasingly isolated from nature. Urban public greenspaces form the arena of many people’s daily contact with nature and such contact has measurable physical and psychological benefits. Here we show that these psychological benefits increase with the species richness of urban greenspaces. Moreover, we demonstrate that greenspace users can more or less accurately perceive species richness depending on the taxonomic group in question. These results indicate that successful management of urban greenspaces should emphasize biological complexity to enhance human well-being in addition to biodiversity conservation. Read More

Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels

In this report we summarize the environmental effects of biofuels, illustrate some uncertainties about these effects, and identify topics for an integrated research program aimed at clarifying tradeoffs and reducing uncertainties in planning for sustainable biofuels production. Our considerations include effects on GHG emissions, soil carbon, water supply and quantity, land use, and biodiversity. Read More

Household Carbon Footprint Calculator

Household Carbon Footprint Calculator; you can use the following online calculator to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of our personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu