EARTH DAY 2008

Julia Morton-Marr, IHTEC President www.ihtec.org
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PEACE & ENVIRONMENT GREEN SCHOOLS
ILLINOIS, USA – Legislated all schools as ‘Green Schools’. HAWAII, USA – Legislated ‘Hawaiian Peace Day’ CA, USA – Climate Change Curriculum MANDATED

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EARTH DAY FOUNDER
• John McConnell • www.earthsite.org Spring Solstice • Date: March 21, 1970 • Born: March 22, 1915
– 93nd Birthday 2008

• UN Sec General • U-Thant • United Nations Peace Bell rings
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EARTH DAY FOUNDER

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EARTH DAY STAMPS

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HISTORY OF PEACE PARKS CANADA / USA BORDER - 1929
• • • • Peace Arch Park www.peacearchpark.org 1929 Border BC and Washington USA • Annual Sculpture Competition

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INTL. WATERTON-GLACIER PEACE PARK CANADA / USA - 1932

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INTL. PEACE GARDEN MANITOBA / NORTH DAKOTA -1932

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IIPT – LOU D’AMORE PEACE PARKS ACROSS CANADA

• Peacekeeping Monument and Peace Grove – Ottawa • October 8, 1992
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INTL. PEACE GARDEN FOUNDATION USA..CANADA
• • • • • Paula Savage Ottawa Tulip Festival Ambassadors May 12, 1998

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HUMANS HAVE A PROBLEM
• The Blue Planet - Earth is sick • What are the solutions? • Part of the solutions are
– – – – ‘Schools in Bloom’ ‘Communities in Bloom’ Evergreen Foundation Roberta Bonda’s Curriculum

• BUT THE PROBLEM IS GLOBAL
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HOT PLANET POD
OZONE DEPLETION BIODIVERSITY LOSS

POLLUTION

CLIMATE CHANGE

SPECIES LOSS

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What are the Problems?
• • • • • • Water is LOST when it reaches the OCEANS The Oceans are 75% damaged Melting Glaciers on land = Sea Level Rise Water reduction – heating the planet Forest removal – lungs of the earth Species Loss of between 30,000 and 100,000 annually. • All species including Humans are at risk. • Ecological Footprint is too large
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COOL PLANET POD
PATH OF PEACE
WEB OF LIFE ENERGY

WATER

PEACHY PLANET
FORESTS PLANTS

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PROTECT THE WEB OF LIFE Biodiversity

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KEEP WATER ON LAND

www.RiverMurray.com
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KEEP ALL FORESTS PLANT NEW ONES

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KEEP VEGETATION

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Solar Oven

Solar Rocks
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IHTEC INVITES YOU TO JOIN

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PEACE GARDEN CONCEPTS
Conflict Resolution Friendship Benches Life Zones Biodiversity Food Security

Solar Energy Substance Accounting for Eco-Systems
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Species Support

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WHOLE SCHOOL PLAN

PLAN
IHTEC INVITES YOU TO RE-DEDICATE EVERY YEAR ON UNITED NATIONS DAY

PLANT

REGISTER

WEBSITE
www.ihtec.org

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ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHITECTURE
Every child draws their own plan. Landscape Architect develops final plan.
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CLASSROOM LESSONS
Model before planting

Discuss, Write, Plan
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PEACE IN SCHOOLS
Peace Rock with ISPG Logo.

Whole School Involvement with class discussion.
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PEACE TREES

Each country has its own
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PEACE IN OURSELVES Friendship Benches
Canadian Story Book & Values

Australian Gum Tree
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PATH OF PEACE
Working with Local Governments and Organizations

Secondary School created the ‘Cultural Bridge’
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PEACE SYMBOLS
• 50th Anniversary 2008 • Semaphore letters for
– Nuclear Disarmament

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PEACE SYMBOLS CREATE YOUR OWN

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PEACE GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD
USA MEXICO
Y MAN

AUSTRALIA
S HER OT

CANADA

ARGENTINA

PANAMA

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International School Peace Gardens – Award and Pins • Plant an ISPG – Every type of garden supports the planet. • 40 hours service • Send IHTEC your achievements. • School Awards • Communicate with whole school & community – Media, Newsletters.
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A CULTURE OF PEACE THROUGH TOURISM
INVENT THE FUTURE

YOUR TURN

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CAN WE SOLVE THE PROBLEMS? YES – RAP WITH ME
IT IS NOT TOO LATE THERE IS HOPE WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER INTL. SCHOOL PEACE GARDENS

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YES

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