Sustainability

Sustainability is not just about the environment. It's also about fair economies and social justice.
Teaching With The Story of Stuff

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

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.

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

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

Chef Tom French has a vision of a school food system that serves healthy local food, and builds bridges between the classroom and the kitchen. This is Chef Tom's story.

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

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

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

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

A comic strip by Stephanie McMillan with additional curriculum materials on analyzing comics and cartoons.

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

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.