Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Nature: Monday, Jan. 6:

GREEN SCHOOL: TUSD's Manzo Elementary School was named the best green school in 2012 by the U.S. Green Building Council. Manzo is the only K-5 public school in the country to receive that honor in response to their environmental initiatives, which include rainwater harvesting, in-ground vegetable garden and building a greenhouse.

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION: A chat with experts from the UA about methods and programs used to teach children about the environment and sustainability issues in local schools and around the world.

UA AGRICULTURE: A visit to the UA College of Agriculture's agricultural center located near Campbell Avenue and Roger Road.

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