Re: [GRRN] topics needed for environmental ESL textbook

Cindy Shea (
Fri, 09 Jul 1999 10:53:40 -0400


Since you're in MN, I highly recommend you do at least one of your stories
on the Green Institute, run by Michael Krause in Minneapolis 612-874-1148.
It's a great example of a low-income, minority neighborhood taking a
grassroots approach to job creation and environmental education. Building
deconstruction skills are being taught to unemployed youth, the salvaged
materials are sold in a retail store, and the recently opened building is
intended to operate as a small-scale eco-industrial park with a wide variety
of tenants.

Good luck in your efforts. Great idea.

Cindy Pollock Shea
Contributing Editor
Florida Sustainable Communities Center

Charles LaRue wrote:

> Dear Environmental Educators,
> I have a grant to write an ESL Textbook that teaches new comers about
> the environment. From recycling, to hunting and sidhing, to organic
> farmimg to environmental health hazards like lead, mod and mildew etc.
> The book will have 12 to 15 chapters and be distributed free to
> Minnesota ESL programs for adults and children.
> This will be a story book in the sense that each chapter will be one
> story about a person, family, or group and how they relate to the
> environent. The balance of each chapter will be translation of key
> vocabulary and ESL exercises involving the language of each chapter. and
> Right now I'm looking for story ideas like those listed above and for
> people willing to be the subject of a story/chapter and be photographed
> for the book. There is a small honoria which I can pay to the people
> willing to have their story in the book. If you have a story idea or
> know of newcomers to the US who would be appropriate to be the focus of
> a chapter please let me know.
> You can see an example of my previous ESL textbook "Reduce, Reuse,
> Recycle" teaching positive waste management and get free a free copy
> from the link on my web page listed below.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Charles LaRue
> Multi-Cultural Educational Services
> 832 104th Lane NW
> Coon Rapids, MN 55433
> email
> web site
> phone 612-767-7786
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