The Eco-Audit is a comprehensive curriculum which will jumpstart and advance the sustainability movement on your campus. Students cultivate 21st century skills as they measure the environmental footprint of their campus, develop educational infographics, and create a strategic plan to green the campus in the short and long-term.

The Eco-Audit includes:

  • 7 lessons in the areas of water, energy, waste, food, air, transportation, and public spaces that introduce sustainability topics, highlight green school initiatives, and inspire students to take action
  • 36 lessons that equip students with the practical skills necessary to implement residential and campus sustainability audits and thoroughly analyze collected data. Lessons include accompanying power-points, student activity sheets, and facilitator guides, as well as opportunities for extended science enrichment and continued research
  • 14 Taking Action lessons that guide students through the process of brainstorming, analyzing, and refining possible green solutions for their schools. Students cultivate 21st century skills as learn how to present findings in a professional and compelling way to stakeholders.

Unit 1 – Introduction to Green Schools

Lessons introduce students to sustainability topics and highlight green school initiatives

Unit 2 – Audit

Includes personal water audit, school audit, water quality testing lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

Water
Includes personal water audit, school audit, water quality testing lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Indoor water efficiency
  • Outdoor irrigation
  • Rainwater catchment
  • Water quality

Energy
Includes personal carbon footprint, school audit, investigating light bulbs lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Types of energy
  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Electronics and Appliances

Waste
Includes personal waste audit, school audit, investigating the soil lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Recycling
  • Compost
  • Electronic Waste

Food
Includes nutrition investigation, school audit, GMO exploration, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Packaging
  • Nutrition & GMO’s
  • Purchasing policies
  • Food waste

Air
Includes backyard air pollution lesson, school audit, air quality testing lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Healthy interiors
  • Outdoor pollution
  • Ventilation and filters

Transportation
Includes personal transportation audit, school audit, auto emissions lab, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Commuting and carpooling
  • Public transportation
  • Biking and walking
  • School buses

Public Spaces
Includes public space reflection, school audit, green mapping exercise, data analysis and research, and wrap up. Topics include:

  • Green mapping
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Gardens and landscaping
  • Arts, culture and community engagement

Unit 3 – Information is Beautiful

Making Infographics and Correlations

Unit 4 – Taking Action

Using the five step creative design process to brainstorm solutions and develop a roadmap for greening the campus

Unit 5 – Who we are

Learning presentation skills to effectively articulate vision and plans to various stakeholders

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