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Why Get Kids Outside to Learn? Here’s the Answer

Oregon has a long history of turning kids on to to their world through taking them for a week of hands-on science education, in the woods, while they are in 5th or 6th grade. Yeah, sure, they learn about soil and water, trees and animals but… they also learn a heck of lot about themselves. […]

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What Transit Opponents (and advocates) Get Wrong

IMG_2456In the debates over extending transit systems such as light rail and bus rapid transit lines you will hear repeated over and over again how Americans just don’t use transit. They love their cars. They want freedom and convenience that transit can’t provide.

On the other side, transit advocates speak about how transit use reduces pollution and congestion.

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“Selling” Social Change

Getting people to help out on a project, to support a bill in the legislature or to join an organization requires good communication. How does your communication add up? Can you make a “killer” pitch for your idea?

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About Gettingto2100

Why Getting to 2100? The next century will be a test: can humans use their intelligence and foresight to successfully transition from our consumption-fueled economy to one that balances the needs of humans with the Earth’s available resources. Getting to 2100 aims to be a forum for sharing of good ideas and good works. Got a good example or a new idea? Share it with the world!

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