Sustainability is not just about the environment. It's also about fair economies and social justice.

10 Little and Big Things You Can Do
by Annie Leonard
There is no one simple thing to do to change our consumption patterns, because the set of problems we’re addressing just isn’t simple. But everyone can make a difference, and the bigger your action the bigger the difference you’ll make.
Teaching With The Story of Stuff
by Annie Leonard
Watch The Story of Stuff, read our review of the film, and explore our selected YES! articles that address the complex issues that relate to our materials economy and how we can choose to live differently.
Visual Learning: Salt Flats of Uyuni
by Lilja Otto
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawken
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
Visual Learning: Self Portrait in Waste
by Jing Fong
Use this photo by Chris Jordan to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Connect and Engage: Food Stamps and Seafood
by Jing Fong
What would you eat for only $3 each day? What’s the difference between freshwater and farm raised fish? You and your students will take your eating awareness to another level with these two resources. Your new knowledge will make you think before you buy.
Reconnecting Schools to Real Food
by Chef Tom French
Chef Tom, director of the Experience Food Project, has a broad vision of a new school food system that serves healthy local food, and builds bridges between the classroom and the kitchen. Here is Chef Tom’s story.
YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table
by Jing Fong
The multi-media resources from Sustainable Table are designed to awaken consumers to the problems with factory farming and to promote sustainable food as a desirable and more responsible alternative.
Visual Learning: Ending Hunger
by Jing Fong
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Connect and Engage: Local Food
by Jing Fong
Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
YES! Recommends: Food For Everyone
by Jing Fong
Raising youth: growing food, justice, and leadership in your classroom. These articles from the Food For Everyone issue of YES! Magazine embody the possibilities when we take our health and our food into our own hands.
Rescue the Planet
by Stephanie McMillan
A comic strip by Stephanie McMillan with additional curriculum materials on analyzing comics and cartoons.
Connect and Engage: Food and Water
by Jing Fong
Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Finding Your Voice Through Food
by Karen Cherubini
Karen Cherubini's third graders accepted the EPA's challenge to reduce their carbon footprint by making different food choices. They also learned how asking questions can change your life. This is Karen’s story.
Teaching Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
by Gary Braasch, Lynne Cherry
Award-winning photo-journalist Gary Braasch has joined forced with kids author Lyne Cherry to tell the story behind the big climate change headlines and introduce 5-8 graders to the science of global warming.