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The Butterfly Effect
How nature restoration programs in Oregon’s prisons are helping inmates find a new purpose in life.

Forecast: Uncertain
Myanmar is being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. Does it have the capacity to adapt?

Hope for a New Trade Agenda
Holding NAFTA negotiators accountable for policies that truly benefit working people and the planet.

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Green Schoolyards America joins Earth Island Sponsorship

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of thousands of acres of hot barren asphalt on children’s urban schoolyards across the country, or what their everyday learning experience is like with a traditional, paved schoolyard?

It’s drastically different than the impact of a Living School Grounds, that landscape architect Sharon Danks of Green Schoolyards America and her colleagues around the world are building to bring nature back to cities and suburbs by transforming barren asphalt and ordinary grass into vibrant environments for learning and play.

"Living school grounds are richly layered outdoor environments that strengthen local ecological systems while providing place-based, hands-on learning resources for children and youth of all ages. They are child-centered places that foster empathy, exploration, adventure and a wide range of play and social opportunities, while enhancing health and well-being and engaging the community.”

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Earth Island Updates

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Another mega dam in Sarawak? No thank you.

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