Lutron Electronics, Green Schools Alliance, and Council for Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI) have joined together to form Greenovation program to help schools “energize education and inspire action.” They start with sustainable lighting upgrade (to improve savings and offer better learning spaces), then offer curriculum resources, have an online social network ning (for classrooms to connect & collaborate), and support community outreach such as sustainable fundraisers to community challenges to science fairs. You can watch this case study video for a real world example or read some of their posted press releases.
Live online broadcast of film In Transition:from oil dependency to local resilience this weekend: Saturday May 23rd at 1:45pm GMT (9:45am EST) — at the same time as the film is being shown at the Transition Network Conference in London. The DVD will be available later in the year. Watch it this weekend live.
Synopsis: ‘In Transition’ is the work of film director Emma Goude with production by Smith and Watson, and with input from Transition communities around the world (read more about the story of the film). The film is an hour-long documentary about Transition stories of communities creating their own currencies, setting up their own pubs, planting trees, growing food — and responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, compassion and genius. “You’ll see local authorities getting behind their local Transition initiatives, and get a sense of the scale of this emerging movement. It is a story of hope, and it is a call to action,” writes Rob Hopkins.
info from the TransitionColorado ning