Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel WareFeb 23, 2017
- Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee DomzalskiOct 03, 2016
- When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy
by Richard J. DavidsonApr 03, 2016
- Researchers say we’re distracted 47 percent of our lives. Increasing our focus could help us—and the people around us—feel happier.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
Resources from The Food Project
by Jing FongApr 15, 2013
- The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focuses on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership, and graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curricula for free.
YES! Recommends: Nourish
by Jing FongOct 15, 2012
- Nourish is an education initiative that celebrates food and community. Its food curriculum and lesson plans, short films and discussion guides, and powerful action ideas will help young people and their families, schools, and communities think about the food they eat and what they can do to make healthy choices for themselves and planet Earth.
Bioneers Conference 2012
Sep 17, 2012
- For its 23rd annual conference, Bioneers offers educators programming on ecological literacy and youth leadership, plus a discount to attend. The conference is from October 19-21 in San Rafael, CA.
Visual Learning: To Dye For
by Idil LevitasDec 21, 2011
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their clothes come from and how colorful fabric is made.
YES! Recommends: Creative Change Educational Solutions
by Jing FongNov 23, 2011
- Creative Change's comprehensive approach to curriculum transformation places food systems, renewable energy, urban revitalization, and other sustainability issues at the center of education innovation and reform.
The Innocence Project and Prison Food
by Jing FongSep 22, 2011
- Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
YES! Recommends: Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
by Jing FongApr 01, 2011
- Roots & Shoots animal community service-learning curriculum offers lessons plans, sample campaigns, and resources for K-12 teachers. Access free, downloadable classrooms tools including lessons on hope, endangered species, and multiple intelligences.
Who Participated in No Impact Week? Meet the Students!
by Jing FongFeb 06, 2011
- Meet six students who started the New Year tracking their trash, taking record-breaking showers, battling the bus system, and learning that green is the color for all seasons.
Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
by Jing FongDec 22, 2010
- Two resources that explore how to get boys to be lifelong readers and where our food comes from.
Words that Inspire: Stories that Light Up the Dark
by Sanjay KhannaOct 13, 2010
- The Experiences of Our Ancestors Offer Us Wisdom for Surviving Today's Crises. By: Sanjay Khanna
Individual and Community Resilience
by Jing FongOct 13, 2010
- What makes teenage brains unique? What happens when people from all walks of life play an alternate reality game to create a better future? Lesson plans from Inside the Teenage Brain and World Without Oil.
Sustainability is not just about the environment. It's also about fair economies and social justice.