Education for a Sustainable Future

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Education for a Sustainable Future

The value of education for an increasingly complex future is becoming more vital than ever. From STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to financial literacy initiatives, the variety and volume of news about education is making it a priority topic in the sustainability sphere. How are we to create, develop, and maintain a more sustainable future without knowing much more than we do today? How are we to take quicker, more effective action based on knowledge if we don’t have the facts?

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Mentoring: Investing in Young People, Investing in the Future
We know the story.  We know that, while tremendous progress has been made, a significant mentoring gap still exists in America for young people.  We know that students from families and communities enduring economic hardship are less likely to grow up with adult mentors outside their family.  As a result, these students are...
Oct 20, 2015 12:30 PM ET
A Comeback Tale of Two Cities
If you drive through the City of Detroit, it’s almost a tale of two cities. There’s the city of business growth and revitalization, but there’s also the city of neighborhood blight and decades of decay. As a top employer and industry leader in the state, General Motors is driven to serve...
Oct 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Public-Private Education Partnerships Thrive On Shared Values & Collaboration
At Starwood, a global hospitality company with more than 1,200 hotels in 100 countries, 10 brands and 180,000 employees around the world, social responsibility is part of who we are and how we do business. My role is to maximize the benefit that my company brings to the communities where we operate, while minimizing any harm from our...
Oct 8, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Students Step Up For Sustainability
What happens when you ask four 9th graders to create a solution for increasing healthy food availability or encouraging healthy behaviors within their community? If they’re my team of freshmen from Johnston County Early College Academy, they develop the Grotesque Grocer, a program that works with normal food...
Oct 6, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Education Key to a Sustainable Rural Future
Parents raising children in rural areas across the United States do not need a study of job opportunities close to home to tell them that employment prospects for their children are bleak. Unless systematic changes in rural economic development take place, the next generation will be forced to move away or face little chance of finding jobs that provide wages high...
Oct 1, 2015 12:30 PM ET