Journalist & Investigative Reporter

Award-winning journalist & author of environmental books. Investigative reporter, columnist, &. mng. editor of the green-building site Solaripedia, public speaker. Sketch artist. chicha19@outlook.com

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The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox

The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. These interactive activities explore key themes surrounding Green-Collar Jobs Campaign's work, including: the green economy, eco-equity and eco-privilege, model cities, and restorative justice. We've identified compelling YES! articles to support teaching with these activities.

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Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself by Francesca Lyman- John ...

A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?

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Discussion Guide for What Makes a Great Place? — YES! Magazine

What are your favorite places in your area? Where do you spend the greatest amount of your leisure time outside your home? Where do you most enjoy spending time? Which of the five qualities do these places have? More questions like these for discussion . . .

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Grassroots Resiliency in Emergency Response by Francesca Lyman

Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.

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The New City Beautiful: Green Urban Renaissance by Francesca ...

Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."

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Earth's Energy Future

by Deepa Anandakrishnan, Oronto Douglas, Denis Hayes, Jose Lutzenberger, Wolfgang Sachs, Francesca Lyman
posted Oct 29, 1999
It will take a global response to take on climate change fortunately, ther...

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After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins

Resiliency is like physical fitness. It's getting people in shape for the future," says David Gershon of the Empowerment Institute.
by Francesca Lyman
posted May 10, 2006
Creative and effective resp...

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Discussion Guide for What Makes a Great Place?

What are your favorite places in your area? Where do you spend the greatest amount of your leisure time outside your home? Where do you most enjoy spending time? Which of the five qualities do these places have? More questions like these for discussion . . .