Register with GEF for FREE to enjoy these great benefits! 

    • member only contests and raffles

    • sustainability program news and updates

    • significant discounts at GEF Institute

Note: If you have problems registering, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Taking a GEF Institute Course? Login by clicking here.






Join Us

Sign Up for National Green Week!
Please note: Your privacy is very important to GEF. We do not share or sell any of your data.  It is with the sole purpose of providing you with relevant information that GEF will contact you.

Welcome to the Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Here, you can find free sustainability lessons to use in your class and upload your own lessons to share. Be sure to rate the lessons you use and leave comments for your colleagues!

All of GEF's lessons and programs are offered at no cost.  Become a member to support GEF and enjoy member only benefits! 
Join button_03

Professional Development

GEFinstitute LOGO_WEB GEF Institute offers affordable, online sustainability courses eligible for professional development or academic credit.
Give your resume a boost!

Sponsor a Teacher

Support educators in your community by helping them earn a Certificate in Sustainability or take an online course. Find out more about sponsorship!
Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

The Future of Getting Around

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students take a peek into the future of transportation by visiting “The Future is Now” museum exhibit to learn about innovations already in use around the country. Students then imagine their own futures, creating a vision of how they see themselves getting around in thirty years.

  • Students will examine present-day innovations, entrepreneurs, and case studies related to sustainable transportation. 
  • Students will discuss how technology, entrepreneurship, and policy play a role in creating a more eco-friendly transportation future. 
  • Students will create a representation of their sustainable transportation future, including modes, rules, and infrastructure.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
60-90 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Presentation: The Future of Getting Around 
  • Art supplies 
  • Drawing paper (one piece per student)

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on behalf of Amtrak
Contact Email:
Tags for searching:
Amtrak , transportation

The Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse is brought to you in partnership with

Center for Green Schools