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

Teaching With The Story of Stuff 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 Visual Learning: Salt Flats of Uyuni
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 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
Courtney Kisner Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger" Courtney Kisner Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger"
by Courtney Kisner
Courtney Kisner, a sophomore at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "The City That Ended Hunger" by Frances Moore Lappé. Read Courtney's essay on Belo Horizante, Brazil, a model of democracy for the United States because it believes food is a right of its citizens.
Katelynne Lingaas Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger" Katelynne Lingaas Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger"
by Katelynne Lingaas
Katelynne Lingaas, a sophomore at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "The City That Ended Hunger" by Frances Moore Lappé. Read Katelynne's essay on true democracy, which she believes is based on giving others the opportunity to make something of their lives.
Visual Learning: Self Portrait in Waste Visual Learning: Self Portrait in Waste
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 Connect and Engage :: Food Stamps and Seafood
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 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 provides students with healthy food, reconnects them with the source of their meals, and builds bridges between the classroom and the kitchen. Here is Tom’s story.
YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table YES! Recommends: Sustainable Table
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 Visual Learning: Ending Hunger
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 Connect and Engage: Local Food
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 YES! Recommends: Food For Everyone
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.
Curriculum and Resources: Rescue the Planet Curriculum and Resources: 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 Connect and Engage: Food and Water
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 Finding Your Voice Through Food
by Karen Cherubini
Karen Cherubini, who teaches science at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, tells the uplifting story of how she and her third grade students reduced their carbon footprint by making different food choices. And, more importantly how they learned a life-long lesson on how asking questions can change your life.
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