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Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution

With the average college student producing about 640 pounds of trash each year, campuses need comprehensive waste management programs that provide tracking, reporting, education, awareness, fun, and creativity. Stemming the Tide is for students, clubs, resident advisors, staff, and faculty to use as a resource to get started and tackle plastics on campus. This guide features smaller, individual actions, and campus-wide engagement campaigns and includes information about the plastics pollution problem, its impacts on humans and wildlife, action ideas, and educational strategies.

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Negative effects of the Chester Covanta Incinerator

Every day, the incinerator burns as much as 3,510 tons of municipal waste, releasing dangerous pollutants into the air such as nitrous oxides (NOx) and other toxins.

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Climate Change Education Exchange

Climate Change Education Exchange is a web-portal to free online climate change education resources including lesson plans, curricular units, teacher training, data, games and media for climate change and associated topics: green jobs, energy, water, climate action, visuals, environmental education, natural resource use and more.

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Climate Change 101 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Academy Library

Free, open educational resources from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. The SDG Academy creates and curates free massive open online courses and educational materials on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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EarthBeat: Stories of climate crisis, faith and action

The climate is changing, posing serious questions and consequences for the planet and people both today and in the future. The issues are complex, with significant action required of each of us and all of us. As more people view climate change as not just a crisis, but a matter of moral urgency, it's clear that religion plays a role. Check this resource for weekly updates on climate issues.