Center for Ecoliteracy education program director Carolie Sly presented and senior editor Michael K. Stone served as a facilitator and panel moderator at this gathering of the international school ground greening community.
The conference, cosponsored by Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works environmental center and the International School Grounds Alliance, brought together visionary leaders of the green school ground movement from Canada, the United States, and around the world, including Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Australia.
It featured latest trends and innovations; case studies; best practices and creative thinking in green school ground design and teaching; and strategies for maintenance, advocacy, and building funding relationships. It also included visits to exemplary projects in the Toronto area.
Carolie Sly, Ph.D., education program director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org), has coauthored several books and articles, including the award-winning California State Environmental Education Guide and the Center for Ecoliteracy's Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment. She also coauthored the Center’s discussion guide for the award-winning documentary, Food, Inc.
Michael K. Stone
Michael K. Stone is senior editor at the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org) and the primary author of the Center's book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Watershed Media, 2009) and coeditor of Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (Sierra Club Books, 2005). Prior to coming to the Center, Michael was managing editor of Whole Earth magazine and the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog; he has also written for the Toronto Star and The New York Times, among other publications.