IHTEC Partners & Affiliations
IHTEC is honoured to have been granted NGO Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2005.
The ECOSOC role means that IHTEC can request the use of UN logos. IHTEC supports the current 'UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development' and 'UN Water For Life' programs. Also "A Culture of Peace and non-violence for the children of the world."
The Phi Delta Kappa International chapter at the University of Hawaii actively supports and promotes the introduction of the Hawaii School Peace Gardens (HSPG) initiative throughout the state. IHTEC founder and president Julia Morton-Marr is currently the International Programs Liason co-ordinator for PDK Hawaii. Please visit the HSPG page on this website for further information.
IHTEC representative Andrea Mendez Brandam represented IHTEC and her Argentina based Noticias Positivas project at the United Nations Rio + 20 conference in Rio de Janeiro from June 20 to June 22, 2012.
IHTEC representative Andrea Mendez Brandam has been promoting IHTEC for several years to countries throughout South America and Central America on her Buenos Aires based radio programs. Follow this Noticias Positivas link for current information on this project. IHTEC is a partner with Science for Peace and is an active participant in the Science for Peace/Canadian Pugwash Group 'Global Issues Project' (GIP). This project has organized a series of international academic conferences and roundtables on major global commons issues since 1980. IHTEC has been involved in these events since 1996. For more information contact Professor Emiritus Derek Paul, University of Toronto, and Professor Emiritus Helmut Burkhardt, Ryserson University. For the list of papers and other documents go to Science for Peace, or visit the Environment and Security section of the Canadian Pugwash website. The Evergreen Foundation aims to involve schools, communities, governments and businesses in the process of transforming bleak asphalt, concrete and mown turf landscapes into healthier, more vibrant and more educational environments. The Learning Grounds Program focuses on transforming typically flat and barren concrete school grounds into dynamic learning environments. Green Teacher magazine was launched in late 1986 by Damian Randle, who at the time was the Education Officer of the Centre for Alternative Technology in the UK in mid-Wales. Focussing on environment and development education, the magazine aspired to present a compendium of articles and activities useful to K-12 educators across the English- speaking world. Regional addresses were established in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In early 1991, two Toronto high school teachers, Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn left their teaching positions to launch a Canadian edition of Green Teacher from their home office. They recruited regional editors from all Canadian provinces and territories. A growing US readership gradually led to the magazine's becoming more North American in scope. Green Teacher is currently establishing a network of US regional editors.