Sustainability

Videos

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Van Jones speaks about plastic pollution and how it affects poor people. (13 minutes)

The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. (20 minutes)

What the (bleep) is a green economy?

This video introduces the different ways in which we can create green cities that create jobs and make our communities healthier. Use with the accompanying facilitator’s guide for workshops, trainings, and screenings.

Lesson Plans

After the Garbage Can: Where does our trash go?
Grades: 3-5
Topics: Waste, Sustainability
Standards: not listed

Introducing students to environmental justice: A North Carolina case study
Grades: 8-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Waste
Standards: North Carolina (Science & Social Studies)
Comments: Warren County, NC

Buy, Use or Toss
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Sustainability
Standards: National (Science, Social Studies)
Comments: 10 lessons (2 weeks)

E-cycling for Environmental Justice
Grades: 9-12
Topics: Environmental Justice, Waste
Standards: National (Civics)
Comments: role play, discussion, draft legislation

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