empower your students to be on the front lines of creating a sustainable future for us all

sustainability

and the circular economy

AN online course

for middle and high schoolers, designed to make learning fun and show students how they can have a positive impact in their everyday lives

What They'll Learn

  • Composting, growing food at home, food waste, mycelium and other organic materials

  • Plastic, where it comes from, the issues with plastic, and what future alternatives will be

  • Electricity, energy consumption, renewable energy sources and climate change

Designed for modern learning

  • Use it as a stand-alone, semester long remote course (10 units)

  • Enrich existing curriculum or extracurricular programs by incorporating this remote-first course into your programming

  • Curate your own curriculum by choosing the units that apply most to your class

Created for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners

  • Learning anything can be difficult, especially in a remote setting, but this course is made for all types of learners

  • BUILT TO BE FUN (and engaging)!

  • Interactive activities that can be completed via:

    • Minecraft

    • drawing/acting/sculpture

    • photoshop

    • slideshows

    • writing

Whether it’s designing a sustainable building in Minecraft or creating a commercial to encourage people to switch to renewable energy, this course is designed to meet students where they’re at and give them a roadmap for being an active part of our collective, sustainable future.

HERE'S A SNEAK PEAK AT SOME OF THE CONTENT

COURSE OUTLINE

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand what sustainability truly means
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of linear and circular economies 
  • Understand the importance of circular economies in the sustainability of our planet

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Explain how our energy system works
  • Evaluate the different types of energy
  • Envision what a future with renewable energy can look like

Learn about:

  • the pros and cons of plastic

  • how plastic became so intertwined into our lives

  • the solutions to our plastic problem

Learn about:

  • The basics of recycling

  • The issues with our current recycling system

  • How to improve our recycling system

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of zero waste and how it can benefit the planet
  • Understand how zero waste principles can be applied to individuals and businesses
  • Apply zero waste principles to your life

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand:
    • The basics of compositing 
    • The connection between composting and climate change
    • The different methods of composting
  • Start your composting adventure!

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Explain what a food system is and how it impacts both people and the planet
  • Understand the best practices for growing our food
  • Envision a variety of possibilities for the future of farming

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the circular economy can help us fight against climate change
  • Envision how natural materials like mycelium and clay can foster a low-carbon future
  • Explain different methods for removing excess carbon from the atmosphere

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand why cities are so important to our sustainable future
  • Explain the key aspects of a sustainable city
  • Describe the connection between people, the economy, and the environment

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand how you can have a positive impact at the individual, business, and government level
  • Articulate different frameworks for creating a better world
  • Plan your next steps for starting your impact today

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR!

Shannon Kenny is a Sustainability Advocate, Expert & Educator. In her work as a consultant, she helped businesses become environmentally sustainable while helping them communicate their mission to their customers and honing in on their brand and voice. She has worked with a variety of companies from startups, to hotels, to fashion brands and beauty companies. Shannon also has extensive experience working with individuals to help them make better decisions when it comes to the planet. And she has spoken at sustainability events around the globe, been on panels with thought leaders in the environmental world, and been featured on countless podcasts as well as several publications, including USA Today, MarketWatch, and mindbodygreen.

Hi! I'm Shannon

I help eco conscious people like you make better decisions when it comes to the environment, so you can live the life you want without sacrificing your time, your energy or the planet.

Hi! I’m Shannon

I help eco conscious people like you make better decisions when it comes to the environment, so you can live the life you want without sacrificing your time, your energy or the planet.

WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING

COURSE OPTIONS

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Semester Long Course (10 units)

Purchase the course in its entirety for a semester-long remote learning course, inclusive of worksheets and interactive activities

Micro-Course (a la carte)

Purchase specific units as micro-courses to fit into your existing program, whether that be for a class curriculum or after school program

Customize with Add Ons

The learning doesn’t have to stop with this online course and can be further customized with in-person activities and customized learning experiences

Sign up for the course today to empower your students to be on the front lines of creating a sustainable future for us all.

WHY THIS COURSE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REST

Engage

Through engaging activities and creative problem solving, students will be able to understand and apply the circular economy to every facet of their lives. And by the way, its also aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for high school, which means you can rest easy knowing that it meets the standards your students deserve.

Empower

Let’s empower your students to think big, to think outside the box, and to use their creativity to reimagine the way the world works.

Let’s empower them to take the ideas and activities from this course and to apply it to their everyday lives, to have meaningful impact in their community, and to leave the world a little (or a lot!) better than how they found it.

Equip

Problems like climate change and plastic pollution are solvable problems. We need just to equip people, and especially the youth, with as many tools in their sustainability toolkit.

To learn more about this course and how it can enrich your existing public, private, charter, and home school experience and programming, schedule a 30-minute consultation with our team