Get to know our James Scholars – Roya Lippe

My name is Roya Lippe and I am a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a degree in elementary education. In my year participating in the Sustainable World Collaborative, I feel that I have grown as a researcher and future educator. I have learned how to find and evaluate resources for sustainable education, which has helped me to build my teaching repertoire. With the research I have done, I feel proud to be able to say that I have contributed to such an exciting, up-and-coming, and beneficial resource. I look forward to being able to share the SWC database with my future coworkers and administrators and being able to incorporate many of the resources into my classroom.

Through my research, I discovered a wealth of resources that I hope to incorporate into my future classroom. One resource that I found particularly interesting was the Litter Less Campaign from the Foundation for Environmental Education. This campaign focuses on introducing students to different types of litter and waste and helping them incorporate different strategies to prevent litter and waste in their communities. The campaign is available in a number of countries, from Italy to Kenya, and provides information on how to incorporate the initiative into different schools and grade levels. There is also the opportunity to register your country with the initiative if it is not available on their site.

Despite being a small research team, we are passionate about making a difference in the world. By researching specific regions around the world and working to promote sustainable education resources, we believe that we are taking steps towards a more sustainable future.

Overall, my time in the Sustainable World Collaborative has given me a deeper understanding of the importance of sustainability in education. By incorporating sustainable education resources into my future classroom, I hope to inspire my students to become global citizens who are passionate about creating a more sustainable future for all.

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