The Eco-Foundations is an engaging, ready-to-use curriculum, that builds a foundation of environmental-literacy and sustainability knowledge. Each lesson emphasizes real-world applications into students’ lives with fun, hands-on design projects.

The Eco-Foundations includes:

  • 28 lessons including PowerPoint’s and activity sheets which introduce students to the challenges and solutions surrounding sustainability issues such as energy, water, waste, food, and transportation
  • Easy-to-implement “Design Labs” which teach students to build Solar Ovens, Water Purification Stations, Indoor Plant Walls and more
  • A Sustainability Reference Library including 150+ recommended articles, books, videos and websites

Unit 1 – Energy

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Classroom Blackout
  • Extended Learning: Harnessing Human Power
  • Design Lab: Solar Oven

Unit 2 – Food

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Farm Fresh Foods
  • Extended Learning: What Am I Eating?
  • Design Lab: Global Bucket Garden

Unit 3 – Transportation

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Stopping Traffic
  • Extended Learning: Joy Ride
  • Design Lab: Get on the Bus

Unit 4 – Waste

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: The Story of Electronics
  • Extended Learning: Trash to Treasure
  • Design Lab: Plastic Bottle Planter

Unit 5 – Water

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Global Water Innovations
  • Extended Learning: Inspired by Nature
  • Design Lab: DIY Drinking Water

Unit 6 – Public Spaces

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Making Smart Spaces
  • Extended Learning: Green Space for All
  • Design Lab: Modeling a Green School

Unit 7 – Air

  • 101 Fundamentals
  • Intro to Design Solutions: Out of Breath
  • Extended Learning: Hanging Gardens
  • Design Lab: A Living Wall

Coming Soon!

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