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406 reviewed resources for sustainable living

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The Secret World of Animal Sleep 101 Sleepless on the Savanna Video
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Population Genetics Video
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Cells - Overview & Introduction Video
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Sustainable Design and Biomimicry in a Desert Ecosystem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge young engineers to design a sustainable guest village in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park. A collection of four lessons and five activities provide designers with all the information they need to complete the challenge of living...
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Sustainable Livestock

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate healthy eating habits by researching livestock. In this food sustainability lesson, students research the negative impact factory farming has on our environment due to pollution. Students define agricultural...
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson plan a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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Sustainable Development

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young environmentalists use a conference format to reach consensus on ways to slow deforestation and promote sustainable development. Class members are assigned roles to play during the conference, and work on posters and a public...
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Sustainability: Environmental Management and Responsible Manufacturing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When you think about environmental sustainability, the Ford Motor Company probably isn't the first company to come to mind. A four-lesson unit introduces learners to the idea of sustainability and environmental stewardship. It describes...
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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long...
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Exploring Cultural Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups learn about a present-day nomadic culture in Mongolia and the threats to its existence by exploring a photo essay. The resource includes thoughtful discussion and writing prompts about cultural sustainability, the...
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Sustainable Cities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate aspects of sustainable cities and relate them to where you live! A detailed lesson first investigates the definition of sustainability. Learners then explore human impact on the environment and social justice. Their final...
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your class considers a case study of a sustainable agro-ecosystem and view a PowerPoint presentation about a sustainable farm. They complete a case study worksheet. Extension activities are included.
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Sustainable Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an impressive series of lessons that has learners work together to create a sustainable community transportation plan that could be implemented where they live. This is an ambitious project for your pupils to take on, and will...
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Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 Years

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Today, more than half of all people in the world live in an urban area. How did the early hunter-gatherer culture evolve into the modern city, and what implications does this continuing development have for the future of our world...
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Gandhi's Ashrams and School Sustainability

For Teachers 2nd
Explore philosophy and religion by researching Gandhi. Lead your young students to investigate the life and accomplishments of Mahatma Gandhi by reading the assigned text. Your class will define sustainability and create a sustainable...
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Sustainability and the Recycling of Words

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Recycling and green living isn't just for the environment anymore. Studying the use of metaphors and metonymies, especially in reference to environmental sustainability, this presentation provides viewers with plenty of food for thought....
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Energy in Our Lives Carousel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Don't waste any more energy trying to find a great resource on energy. The third installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit focuses on energy use in pupils' lives. They consider how their daily routines consume energy and...
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Sustainable Lifestyles vs. Lifestyles of Excess

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the concept of sustainability and Vietnam. They compare/contrast the Vietnamese lifestyles with those in the U.S., and analyze how water, land use, transportation, food systems, and homes effect sustainability.
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What Is Sustainability?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss environmental preservation and sustainability and their role in consumption and preservation. After a brief demonstration of how limited our resources are, students determine which natural resources they use most...
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Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the...
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Moja Island

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Did you know that 1.3 billion people live without any form of electricity? Discover an array of possible renewable energy options by taking a trip to Moja Island, an online learning resource that will equip you and your learners with an...
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Cathlapolte.... Catching Time's Secrets

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate nature by studying a Chinook village from the past.  In this sustainable living lesson, 3rd graders examine the architecture, environment and activities of the Chinook people.  Students create a "needs" list of...
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Habitats: must live with them....cannot live without them.

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students conduct an internet study regarding habitat, ecosystem, biome and the region they live in. They observe the habitat by visiting a State Park and observing the organisms in their habitat. In addition, they create their own...
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Garden Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Whether you are starting a class garden, reading a story about gardens, or want to teach your little ones about sustainable living, these vocabulary cards are a great introduction. Featuring words like watering...
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Supermarkets, Sustenance and Sustainability

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate jungles and the people who depend upon them.  For this sustainability lesson, students research wild life conservation and discover the importance of a jungle to Amazonian people.  Students create a group...
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Economy of Ecology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work in groups to decide which statement best fits with each type of sustainable development from a handout about specific strategies countries are utilizing to promote sustainable development.
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Mobility 2030: Can We Meet the goals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine how various countries meet or do not meet sustainability challenges. They read and discuss an article, complete an informational table, and participate in a group discussion.