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Suburban Sprawl Stole Your Kids’ Sleep

7:30am wasn’t always when the bell rang for high schoolers. A few generations ago, the bell rang around 9 a.m. for most American kids. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 75 percent of schools surveyed in more than 40 states for a 2015 report started before 8:30 a.m., with a significant number starting in the 7 a.m. hour. And then suburbanization, the energy crisis, and a big cultural shift around child safety norms happened.... Read more

Lehigh Students Bring Pop-Up Parklets to Bethlehem

Parklets in major cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco can run $40,000 a pop, a price tag that’s hard to swallow for business owners in smaller cities like Bethlehem. When a student in her urban planning workshop pitched the idea of parklets for South Bethlehem, they started wondering how to make the structures more affordable. Read more... Read more

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

The Worldwatch Institute analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead. With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges. EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance... Read more

Towson High Student Boosts Traffic Calming Effort Near School

At least four traffic-calming speed humps will be installed on Aigburth Road in Towson, Maryland this spring, in large part due to the effort of one Towson High School sophomore, who gave the project a much-needed push forward out of a sense of civic duty. The student walks to school, as do many of her classmates, and the speed of traffic moving along Aigburth, which runs past a rear parking lot and entrance to the school, struck her as dangerous.... Read more

14th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving sustainability. The P3 Award Program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet—people, prosperity, and the planet—the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order... Read more

Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge asks student teams to design innovative green infrastructure for their campus. This year teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their green infrastructure designs for stormwater management. EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor and compete in either the master plan or demonstration project categories. Entries due December 16. Learn more... Read more
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