FORA.tv Speaker - Frans Verhagen
Frans C. Verhagen, M.Div., M.I.A., Ph.D. is a sustainability sociologist with Earth and Peace Education Associates International (EPE) in New York City. He directs its Sustainability Research and Education Department. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor Sustainable Communities at Pace University in NY where he was the Visiting Scholar on Sustainable Communities in the Spring 2006. He also is the Sustainability Fellow of the Green Institute in Washington, D.C. and represents the International Peace Research Association at the UN Headquarters.
He developed the Earth Community School model of secondary education, the topic of Saturday's one hour workshop, while he was a Regents Earth Science with the NYC Board of Education in the 1990s. The model is based upon the organizing concept of contextual sustainability and includes as one of its components the efficient use of resources of the school itself. The model was published in Green Teacher, Fall, 1999.
07.09.10 | 01:41:34 min
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