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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.

 

 

 


Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project
Resources from The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focus on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership. TFP graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curriculum for free (downloadable).
YES! Recommends: Equal Exchange YES! Recommends: Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative and has been at the forefront of fair trade, supporting small-scale farmers for over 25 years. Part of its mission is to educate and engage the public in the fair trade movement. Its curriculum, working papers, and infographics are terrific learning tools on fair trade, sustainable agriculture, and cooperatives.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard Schiffman
Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
Curriculum & Resources: World Savvy
World Savvy prepares the next generation to learn, work, and thrive as responsible and engaged global citizens. It provides curriculum and other classroom-ready resources, professional development, and an educator network to boost student global competency.
How Does Nature Do That? How Does Nature Do That?
by Margo Farnsworth
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.
YES! Recommends: Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute promotes biomimicry as a sustainability design tool. It shares an abundance of resources, seminars, and trainings with scientists, engineers, architects, business-people, and teachers who desire to use nature's models as inspiration for creating man-made products and sustainable technologies.
Visual Learning: In a Bind
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live a nomadic lifestyle, and to be forced to live and work in an unfamiliar place.
Curriculum & Resources: The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Why do we need them? Do your students think they're good or bad? Study these three infographics to get three different points of view on GMOs, and to boost your students' critical thinking.
Visual Learning: High and Dry Visual Learning: High and Dry
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live in a remote area and between two worlds—the past of their ancestors and the present of American mainstream culture.
Curriculum & Resources: The Big Disconnect Infographic Curriculum & Resources: The Big Disconnect Infographic
The average American spends 90 percent of his or her time inside—a recipe for obesity, asthma, and other ill effects. The Big Disconnect Infographic, created by CottageCountry.com and the David Suzuki Foundation, spells out the benefits that the natural environment brings to human health.
Permaculture Helps Us Remember Who We Are 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 YES! Recommends: Center for Ecoliteracy
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 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 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.
Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic
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.
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