Friday, January 14, 2011

Thanks for coming to the first EcoThink meeting! Today your child was introduced to the concept of sustainability. We will be learning what sustainability is, how it affects us, our community and our planet and what we can do as individuals to live a more sustainable life to support future generations.

Please take some time to review what your child learned and check out some or all of these websites.

The fish game that the 3rd to 5th graders played is adapted from the Nuts Game by Juliean Edney and The Fish Game from Cloud Institute. Play it online at:

Learn about growing and purchasing sustainable food

Calculate your ecological footprint here. How many earths would it take if everyone on earth had the same footprint?

More information about the sustainability framework - The Natural Step

The story of stuff is a 20-minutes fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues.

The secret life of paper - five minute video about paper waste.

Watch the made for TV movie of the story of the lorax

Or play Lorax games

Download the EPA’s ‘Follow That Trail’ activity book

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