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.
We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Teaching It—Why More Classes Are Heading Outside
by Kate StringerFeb 22, 2016
- In response to climate change, a growing number of schools are taking kids outside to show them how a warming planet affects their local environment.
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.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process
by Jing FongFeb 17, 2014
- With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about local, sustainable farming.
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.
How Does Nature Do That?
by Margo FarnsworthFeb 01, 2013
- Former park ranger-turned-professor Margo Farnsworth believes that biomimicry is one of the most important new tools for sustainability. It gets her students outside and unleashes their scientific and entrepreneurial minds.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoyNov 05, 2012
- Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation
by Sarah van GelderNov 01, 2012
- It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?
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.
Visual Learning: We Are the 99%
by Idil LevitasNov 23, 2011
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about how much information they want to know about where their food comes from.
Visual Learning: Boom!
by Idil LevitasOct 25, 2011
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the devastation that oil spills can have on human and marine life.
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.
Sustainability is not just about the environment. It's also about fair economies and social justice.