Sustainability

Sustainability is not just about the environment. It's also about fair economies and social justice.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process

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

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?

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. This is Margo's story.

YES! Recommends: Nourish

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.

Visual Learning: To Dye For

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

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%

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!

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

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

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.

Visual Learning: Out of the Blue

This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their water comes from, and the effectiveness (or not) of public demonstrations.