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Sustainability Curriculum

 
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Exciting things happening in our rural community. Met up with someone who is expanding an atlas that connects consumers directly to farmers, growers, and producers. We decided to team up and expand to do all types of outreach and education, along with other longer-term implementation ideas such as creating an "Incredible Edible Community" by planting community gardens every where in town from police and fire stations and so on, where food is just prevalent, free, and accessible.

Wondering if others have nonprofits like this in their area? And if so, can you please share ideas, websites, resources, etc?

Also, would like to work on developing a *free* sustainability curriculum that can be shared with parents, teachers, schools, etc. Mostly likely schools and teachers will be the primary ones looking to implement this type of education and curriculum. However, as time goes on and more awareness is built around climate change, peak oil, peak water, our food system, building soil, regenerative agriculture, etc,... I believe more and more people will be in search of a starting point or "diving board" if you will, to help teach kids about this stuff.

I feel such a sense of urgency in educating people on these matters. Trying to help people become more conscientious consumers, etc.

Wondering what resources people have to share on this topic. Specifically videos, websites, organizations, possibly even grants and funding?

TIA!

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Tamara Koz wrote:

I feel such a sense of urgency in educating people on these matters. Trying to help people become more conscientious consumers, etc.

Wondering what resources people have to share on this topic. Specifically videos, websites, organizations, possibly even grants and funding?

TIA!

WI Farm Fresh Atlas



Tamara, I love the atlas idea. Very cool. I, too, feel the urgency of teaching young people the skills, knowledge and habits of mind and heart that they're going to need in the face of climate chaos and biodiversity loss (along with all the social problems they're facing). Two quick resources for you:

1. GreenHeart Education: https://www.greenhearted.org (This is my life's work and passion.)

2. Food Tank, and particularly this article today about changing curriculum to help students learn to grow food in a changing climate: https://foodtank.com/news/2019/04/drought-in-the-southwest-forces-food-education-to-adapt/

All the best making things happen in the place that you love and care about,
Julie
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