The KUPEE Energy Initiative is a collection of resources from four universities in Kentucky who have been working in partnership with Earth Force for the past three years, educating undergraduate and graduate students about service-learning and also implementing the Earth Force Process within the community. The Earth Force Process is a six-step problem-solving process that young people use to identify and address issues of concern in their community.
This initiative highlights the successes and some of the challenges encountered as a university partner and can be applied to anyone currently or interested in doing service-learning. Many different resources are available, including syllabi, podcasts, lesson plans, instructional videos, and project stories.
The winners have been chosen for the 2012 Intelligent Use of Water™ Film Competition.View them via http://www.iuowfilm.com/.
Read the full story from the University of California San Diego.
Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of plastic products ranging from bottles and food can linings to toys and water supply lines. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment and routinely ingested.
New research, however, from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests it is the metabolic changes that take place once BPA is broken down inside the body that pose the greater health threat.
Read the full story at Sustainable Industries.
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