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Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) reports that environmental education teaches children how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about sustainability.
This essay by Christiana Whitcomb was awarded First Prize in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Katelyn Edwards won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Alejandro Camacho won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Jennifer Hu was awarded Second Prize in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.
This essay by Alejandro Camacho is the Third Prize winner in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
The top five prize-winning essays in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize for Ethics Contest provide some encouraging evidence that young people now graduating from American colleges and universities understand the imperative of moral leadership and are prepared to assume that responsibility.
A senior professor of economics argues that the economics now being taught in university classrooms “makes it appear as though markets descended straight from heaven while maintaining a conspiracy of silence on the Achilles heals of free markets such as not paying sufficient attention to safety, not caring enough about the environment, and being indifferent to the welfare of future generations.”
While sustainability is increasingly “appearing on the radars and agendas of companies around the world,” a clear gap exists between corporate “words” and “action,” according to the newly-released Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 from the United Nations Global Compact.
The sudden resignation of Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee from his $2 million-a-year job followed disclosures of so-called jokes he’d made about other universities and their leaders. Columnist Gael O’Brien says the incident raises questions about leadership vulnerabilities among the most seasoned of executives and how their boards respond,