Hamline News

New Environmental Blog


Just in time for Earth Day 2015, the faculty and staff of the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) in Hamline’s School of Education are pleased to announce the launch of their new blog, Sustainable Commons. This blog serves as a forum for ideas and action, and aims to engage partners, students, supporters, and friends. Regular contributors include: John Shepard, assistant director of CGEE; Kevin Clemens, CGEE's energy and transportation fellow; and Ed Hessler, executive secretary of the Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MnSTA) and instructor in Hamline's Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education program. Guest authors will also write about topics that are central to CGEE’s mission of “fostering environmental literacy and stewardship in citizens of all ages” including environmental and science education, watersheds and water, sustainable energy and transportation, and student view of sustainability.

CGEE was founded in 1990 as part of Hamline University's Graduate School of Education with an adventure-learning program that reached 15 million K-12 students worldwide—Will Steger's 1990 Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Under the direction of Tracy Fredin since 1995, CGEE has remained an environmental education pioneer by applying best practices in pedagogy, multimedia technology, experiential learning, and behavior change within four complimentary program areas: professional development for K-12 educators, projects and resources for K-12 students, production of multimedia learning programs, and community outreach events and communications resources.