The Connection: News and Updates from NCSE

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February 2019

The Connection is a monthly publication from the National Council for Science and the Environment to sh

are news and updates focused on the intersection of science, policy, and environmental decision-making.

Clean Rivers: Cuyahoga and Sugar Creek

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. It was a transformative event in American history that is associated with the birth of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Water Act. In this month’s essay,

NCSE Senior Fellow Richard Moore examines how and why the Cuyahoga and Sugar Creek watersheds have improved. Read more.

Core Competencies on Sustainability Education

The NCSE Sustainability Education Consensus Statement and Core Competencies Community of Practice (CoP) seeks to identify the core competencies and student learning outcomes on sustainability education to develop a consensus-driven approach to sustainability education, reaching across disciplines and professions.

Learn more.

Protecting the Earth’s Biosphere

The Biosphere Declaration is a leadership initiative conceived of by the National Council for Science and the Environment and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The Biosphere Declaration is chaired by Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy and lays out a global vision for an abundant and thriving planet where humanity and the natural world coexist in harmony. Learn more and consider consider adding your signature to the Declaration.

Contribute to the NCSE Essay Series

NCSE invites authors interested in writing an essay to contact us. Essays should focus on a topic of interest to the NCSE community, such as science policy or resilience, and must be nonpartisan. Essays are between 750 and 1,000 words; the writing style is between a blog and an academic journal—sophisticated and smart but appropriate for multiple audiences.

Let NCSE know if you have a specific topic that you would like to write about.