All curriculum materials here are suitable for use in grades 9-12. Much of what is listed is free and downloadable.
Based on artist Robert Shetterly’s book, Americans Who Tell the Truth, which contains portraits and biographies of American activists. Offers curricula for middle and high school students on topics including environmental justice, political justice, and economic justice.
A non-profit group that promotes sustainable science. Provides resources, lesson plans, and experiments based on the “12 Principles of Green Chemistry.”
Website of the Center for Ecoliteracy, which looks at ecological topics such as school gardens, school lunches, and sustainability. Offers instructional resources including a high-school-level discussion guide for the documentary film, Food Inc.
Designed by and for teachers, this site offers many tools including a Global Sustainability Curriculum Finder that can be sorted by grade, subject and topic. Provides a substantial collection of free curricula, including Buy, Use, Toss?, a ten-lesson unit on producing and consuming goods that references the Annie Leonard book, The Story of Stuff.
An interfaith group that promotes environmental leadership. Offers a six-session curriculum for teenagers based on The Story of Stuff.
The Website of the Green Schools Initiative, offers curricula and activity ideas, including steps for doing environmental audits on schools. Also makes available a comprehensive Sustainability Curricula Directory.
This project is derived from the book and documentary film, No Impact Man, about one family’s efforts to live a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City. Provides five lessons on consumption, energy, food, transportation, and water.
Offers a curriculum, developed by the Pearson Foundation, based on Greg Mortensen’s book, Three Cups of Tea. Lessons are targeted for content standards in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash.’ Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.
Features information about a wide range of world issues such as education, human rights and sustainable food. Profiles changemakers and offers opportunities to take action.
A global community of changemakers. Provides links to form or join a group and share stories about making change. Also hosts competitions to find solutions for specific problems.
Thank you to all who participated in the Marion Institute Garden Day. Also, a big thank you to Dave Sanders of Lucky Field Organics and Teal Farm for lending his expertise on vegetable growing, Susan McPeck of Sippican Herb Lady for lending her expertise on herb growing, Gurney's Saw Mill in East Freetown for donating the lumber to build the raised beds, Lucky Field Organics for donating the wonderful compost to top off the beds and Derek Christianson of Brix Bounty Farm for allowing to start our seeds in his greenhouse.
Below are the gardening resources that we passed out at the event.
Raised Bed Gardening Information DOWNLOAD
Brix Bounty, Nursery and Garden Supply List DOWNLOAD
Brix Bounty, Seed Selections, Crop Rotation and Succession Planting DOWNLOAD
Gardening Resources in the SouthCoast
So we are reinventing the wheel, we would like to direct you to several online resources that cover everything you need to know on growing your own vegetables or purchasing vegetables, here in the SouthCoast.
Brix Bounty Farm– www.brixbounty.com
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership– www.umassd.edu/semap/
How On Earth– www.howonearth.net
Lucky Field Organics– www.luckyfieldorganics.com
For local lumber for your raised beds (un-treated)
Gurney’s Saw Mill
8 Gurney Rd
East Freetown, MA 02717
Organization: Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern, MA
Location: New Bedford, MA
Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience
Mission: to support programs that promote the educational attainment and economic independence of women and girls in SE Massachusetts
The Women’s Fund of Southeastern, MA, (WF) seeks a part-time (24 hours weekly) Development Officer to provide strong leadership, oversight and direction for the organization’s fundraising efforts. Competency in planning and executing a comprehensive, development program encompassing a broad range of fundraising strategies including: prospect identification, cultivation and stewardship, direct mail, planned giving, major gifts, donor cultivation, special events, foundation/corporate giving, online fundraising and grant writing.
The successful candidate demonstrates competency in developing and managing internal systems to support development operations, including strategic planning, budget management, policy development, and database systems.
The Development Officer will work closely with the Executive Director, Development and Executive Committee and volunteers to develop fundraising sources to support current operations and endowment.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and 3-5 years of related experience in fundraising including the execution of written plans with specific metrics. A results-driven approach and a driving belief in the importance of the mission of the WF are essential. A commitment to the development of the WF as an organization adhering to the highest standards and policies, to insure that it will become a permanent resource for women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts, is a must.
Excellent interpersonal abilities including top-notch English language verbal and written skills along with strong computer skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse donor base and community groups. Ability to work flexible, part-time hours in a small team environment is essential.
How to Apply: Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org