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Global Oneness Project

Our stories explore cultural, social and environmental issues with a humanistic lens. Aligned to National and Common Core standards, our lesson plans, available in both English or Spanish, offer an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking. Read More

TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Multimedia Teacher Education Programme

Close to one trillion people in the world do not have sufficient food for a healthy and active life. While much progress has been made towards food security in recent decades, without further urgent and coordinated action, poverty, hunger and malnutrition will continue to undermine the lives of hundreds of millions of people now and in years to come. The world’s population reached 6 billion people in 1999 and is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2025, when 83% of the world will be living in the South. However, our long-term ability to meet growing demands for food often seems uncertain. Thus, one of our greatest challenges is increasing food production in a sustainable manner so that everyone can be adequately and nutritiously fed without over-exploiting the Earth’s ecosystems. This module introduces the main goals of sustainable agriculture and examines a range of sustainable farming practices and case studies. As such, it develops an understanding of how sustainable farming can both enhance food production and ensure that natural resources are managed in the best way possible for long-term sustainability. The module also provides ideas about ways in which the theme of sustainable agriculture may be integrated into the curriculum as part of the process of reorienting education towards a sustainable future. Read More

International Food Policy Research Institute

IFPRI’s mission: to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. Read More

Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

This report discusses some vital services that natural ecosystems contribute to human health and development. Read More

From the Dust of the Earth

Describes how the things people enjoy in everyday life come from the soil, either directly or indirectly, and the value of participating in soil conservation. Read More

Global Environmental Change and Food Systems: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Recent years have seen a greatly increased understanding of how global environmental change will affect crop and animal productivity and these results pave the way for broader analyses of global environmental change impacts on food production. However, there is a need to think beyond productivity and production – food security is the ultimate concern, as it is of greater relevance to societal well-being and hence policy-making. To address this broader concept of food security, research and policy formulation needs to be set within the context of food systems, rather than just food supply. This will allow a more thorough understanding of the links between food security and the environment, and make clearer where technical and policy interventions in food systems might be help them adapt to global environmental change. Read More

Protecting the Food Supply from Intentional Adulteration: An Introductory Training Session to Raise Awareness

To help reduce the risk of an attack on the food supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have joined forces to provide a food security awareness training program. Read More

Federal and State Partnership Announces Model State Food Emergency Plan

NASDA, in cooperation with USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has announced the availability of a model Food Emergency Response Plan Template. The template addresses the goal of enhancing the protection of the United States’ agricultural industry and food security through increased prevention, detection, response, and recovery planning. Read More

Guide for Security Practices in Transporting Agricultural and Food Commodities

This guide is the result of a voluntary cooperative effort of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). It provides voluntary guidance for enhanced security practices within your industry. Read More

USDA/DOE Energy Letter to Sen. Bingaman on Food Prices

All of us recognize that high food prices and high gasoline prices are important “pocketbook” issues for American consumers. We also recognize the national and economic security importance of reducing our dependence on imported oil as well as the urgency of developing new, cleaner fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our biofuels policy makes important contributions to each of these goals. Read More

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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.

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