Do you want to learn more about living sustainably? Head on down to the Green Festival at Navy Pier this weekend. Noon – 8 Saturday and 11 – 7 on Sunday. All weekend there are great speakers like Jesse Jackson, Van Jones, Jeffrey Smith, John Perkins, Amy Goodman, Karyn Calabrese, Bill McKibbin, and more. There is a ton to do: free yoga classes, fun and games for kids at the Green Kids’ Zone, green cooking demos, DIY stage, environmental film shorts at the Sierra Club Green Cinema, fair trade stage, green business stage, and hundreds of vendors where you can buy green and sustainable goods. Last year I found a local mattress maker and purchased a completely organic mattress for my new baby as well as stainless steel baby bottles. It is definitely worth checking out. For more information: http://www.greenfestivals.org/chi/updates/ .
This Newshour piece, hits on some of the challenges teachers face. The science is clear and substantial, but public opinion varies. Here’s a link:
Teachers Endure Balancing Act Over Climate Change Curriculum.
Watch Teachers Endure Balancing Act Over Climate Change Curriculum on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.