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Building a Just and Sustainable World Summer 2008
Food brings together old and new friends. It also can be of tremendous help or hurt between nations. One of many positive ways to feed the planet is through Fair Trade. YES! is delighted to share Focus on Fair Trade Curriculum, from TransFair USA, the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified products in the United States.
As you plan your classes for the fall, I think you'll find the lesson plans, book recommendations, and video interviews in this newsletter and YES! Magazine the right ingredients for teaching about food and foreign policy.
Science teacher, Karen Cherubini, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tells the uplifting story of how she and her third grade students reduced their carbon footprint by making different food choices. And, more importantly, learned a life-long lesson on how asking questions can lead to change. Here is her story.
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Designed with age-appropriate standards, your students will learn about the challenges for farmers and economic inequities. By the end of their studies, they will understand why Fair Trade is an empowering approach to poverty alleviation.
Here are some hands-on projects for your students to learn about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water. Through these opportunities, they will be a better friend to their local environment and planet earth.
Water Partners International’s Global Water Supply curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students will heighten their awareness of the world’s water crisis. From filtering water with simple materials to designing new hydro-technology, these stand-alone lesson plans to full units will help your students become water-wise.
The National Farm to College Program is a partnership of mutual benefit. Local farmers get business, college students eat healthy food, and the environment absorbs less CO2. Check out the database of close to 200 active farm to college projects and create your college’s custom-made partnership with local farmers.
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Think you’re on the cutting edge of going green? You will be challenged to do more when you watch this video of rural Bolivian women being trained to install solar panels.
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Creating change, one seed at a time.
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