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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Middle School Creativity

Bike Psych
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Biomimicry: The Genius of Nature
Lesson Type:
  • Audio - Video
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Challenge! Getting Around Clean & Green
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • I Ride Green
Community Gardens and Propaganda Posters
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Creating a CO2 “Monster” (Part Two)
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
  • I Ride Green
Design A Neighborhood
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • I Ride Green
It's Easy Being Green!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Passive Solar Design for Homes Lab Activity
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Saving the Grand Canyon
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
The Delany Garden
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
The Future of Getting Around
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Walking My Neighborhood
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Water Filtration
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
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