Teaching Sustainability

How to build a robust economy, healthy planet, and just world for all.

Food stamp challenge

Living on a Food Stamps Budget

A one-week challenge to live on $3 each day. Plus, Seafood Watch's guide to healthy (and not) fish.




Permaculture Helps Us Remember Who We Are
by Lilian Hill
Lilian Hill has a vision that the next generation of Hopi people will be healthy and find solutions to the challenges they face. Through Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture, she reconnects Hopi people of all ages to traditional farming and ecological wisdom.
YES! Recommends: Center for Ecoliteracy
by Jing Fong
YES! recommends the Center Ecoliteracy for its sustainable living resources. At the heart of the Center's work is the understanding that guidance for living abundantly is all around us through Mother Nature.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoy
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
YES! Recommends: Nourish
by Jing Fong
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.
Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic
by Jing Fong
OnlineNursingProgram.com's jaw-dropping infographic on sugar consumption reveals the not-so-sweet truth—Americans eat way too much sugar. Data visualization puts the statistics into context. When sugar intake increases, so do the pounds and risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. A clear case for changing our behavior.
Author Response to "The Ethics of Hunting" Essay Winners
by Alyssa Johnson
Alyssa Johnson responds to the winners of the Winter 2012 YES! National Student Writing Competition.
"The Ethics of Hunting" Powerful Voice Winner Lisa Schwartz
by Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz is a high school student at Presentation Academy in Louisville, KY. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "What's the Harm in Hunting" by Alyssa Johnson. Read Lisa's essay about changing her opinions on hunting.
"The Ethics of Hunting" Middle School Winner Stro Hastings
by Stro Hastings
Stro Hastings is a middle school student at Mountain Sun Community School in Brevard, NC. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "What's the Harm in Hunting" by Alyssa Johnson. Read Stro's essay about hunting fair.
"The Ethics of Hunting" College Winner Jenny Courtney
by Jenny Courtney
Jenny Courtney is a student at American River College in Sacramento, CA. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "What's the Harm in Hunting" by Alyssa Johnson. Read Jenny's essay about meat production and hunting.
Curriculum & Resources: Cooperative Teach-In
by Jing Fong
The Cooperative Teach-in is a nationwide initiative that engages campuses with the cooperative movement through events, programs, and projects.
Visual Learning: It's in the Bag
by Mirabai Troll
This Visual Learning activity will get students thinking about how we use plastic, and the implications of living conveniently.
Spotlight on Green
by Jing Fong
A collection of education resources about "Green." From the environment to the economy, bring green into the classroom.
YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project
by Jing Fong
The Story of Stuff Project now offers more films that explain and inform. Check out The Story of Broke, The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, and don't miss out on free curriculum from Facing the Future.
Visual Learning: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto
by Mirabai Troll
Visual Learning activity using an image of industrial tomato field in the central valley of California.
YES! Recommends: Creative Change Educational Solutions
by Jing Fong
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.