Modules

  • 4 Lessons

    A Breath of Fresh Air

    Learners apply their knowledge to design a living, hanging green wall. Through this project, learners gain a deeper understanding of air quality, air pollution and the impacts of low-quality air on our health. 

    The living wall projects act as one solution (of many) for improved air quality within school spaces. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Choosing and Refining a Solution

    In this module,students take their chosen design solution to another level by assessing its strengths and weaknesses against the triple-bottom line, by creating a business model to describe their fine-tuned plan, by prototyping and iterating, and then by creating a strategic action plan. With continuous feedback from their stakeholders, this module helps convert their idea into reality and prepares them to begin sharing and selling their solutions in the final module.
  • 4 Lessons

    Exploring the Issue at Greater Depth

    The purpose of this module is for students to explore in greater depth the design problem that interests them. Continue to encourage students to avoid thinking of solutions - that will happen in the next module. For now, they are looking at various aspects and angles of the problem itself to form a better understanding of the problem and to develop empathy for people who are affected by it. Students participate in various activities and conduct research to better understand the problem, to gain insights and build empathy with stakeholders, and to investigate existing design solutions.
  • 2 Lessons

    How Did I Get Here?

    This module looks at transport and assesses the alternatives that we have available to us in an urban environment. It will challenge learners to rethink their transportation habits within their contexts as well as to link their transport to their impact on the environment. 
    The future will consist of many transport alternatives, and changing habits effectively happens at a young age. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Imagining Zero Waste

    This is one of the more exciting modules that practically engage the learners throughout. Starting with a zero-waste campaign, the learners gain a sense of awareness and passion for educating the community around key aspects of waste challenges. Learners then conduct a personal waste audit, enlightening them to their own waste consumption and management. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Impact of Energy

    In this module, students learn about energy and why it is important to us. Students then unpack the different energy resources and learn the challenges presented by different energy technologies and end off thinking about how to resolve these pertinent energy challenges.

  • 4 Lessons

    Introducing Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

    In this module, students explore the impact social entrepreneurs can have on society. They examine case studies of actual social entrepreneurs, exploring their “entrepreneurial mindset”, key motivating factors, and different ways their social ventures have affected change and achieved financial stability. Students also learn the concept of sustainable intelligence and key principles of sustainability. Students then use what they’ve learned to begin framing their own motivation and mindset for an entrepreneurial project.

  • 1 Lesson

    Introducing Sustainable Intelligence – Middle School

    This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss how the game illustrates a concept called the tragedy of the commons. Next, they watch a video and discuss the concept of sustainability. Together, the elements of this lesson help students create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyse and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Me, You and Water

    A relevant and personal learning journey focusing on our own water consumption and associated impacts on the environment. Learners undergo a personal waste audit and heavily assess household items which have an impact on the quality of water. 

    Water will always be the most precious natural resource, and understanding it to the fullest goes a long way!

  • 3 Lessons

    My Carbon Footprint

    In this module, students examine their energy habits and choices in terms of a "carbon footprint". Students start to understand how their individual actions impact the global environment. Students then start learning about alternative energy resources that are appropriate for their community.

  • 3 Lessons

    My Foodprint

    This module, students learn how biotechnology has led to advancements in agricultural science and explore the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Students keep exploring where their food is produced and how their food choices impact the environment. The modules concludes with a focus on how to transition into a healthier, sustainable food diet.

     

  • 3 Lessons

    My Public Spaces

    Our public spaces are undoubtedly important aspects of our society, for many different reasons. But how much do we know about how they were and are designed? Or how they could become more inclusive? Or how they could become greener and more sustainable spaces? 


    Find out with this module which challenges its participants to think broadly and creatively. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Powerful Public Spaces

    Public Spaces are vital and often overlooked aspects of our society. They serve huge functions for many various people, organisations and organisms. Creating safe and inclusive spaces that cater to all the stakeholders' needs is no easy task. 


    This broad module deals with Urban Design and challenges the participants to redesign spaces around them to become more inclusive, safer or greener. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Energy Audit

    In this module, students explore green energy in their school and discuss the benefits of a campus energy audit. Students investigate how energy is used around the school and document energy-intensive appliances. Students, need to compile, gather and align their data in a useful format to help them analyze the data efficiently. After analyzing, they reflect on its importance and begin considering ideas for improving energy usage on campus. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Food Audit

    In this module, students explore and analyze ways to improve school food systems. Students are put to the test when gathering and compiling data and have to present findings to the class and get their audit evaluated by peers and teachers. Students then practice their communication skills by presenting their data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways.

  • 4 Lessons

    School Transport Audit

    This four-lesson module inspires learners on what a 'green school' might look like and helps generate ideas on how they can implement strategies to reduce their campus footprint by improving campus transportation. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Sharing the Vision

    In this final module, students learn how to share information about their business solutions in a clear and effective manner. Students create an informational presentation, an elevator pitch, an executive summary, a brand identity kit, and other materials to help them effectively promote their business. Then they plan and execute a launch party to share their business product, service, or concept with the community.
  • 4 Lessons

    Sustainable Eating

    This module goes into depth on what exactly is food, and what are some of the different reasons we value it. Students learn different farming practices, how sustainable they are and what some of the possible solutions are for food-related challenges.

  • 3 Lessons

    The Air We Breathe

    The air we breathe has a direct impact on our personal health. This module explores the concepts of air quality and its impact on our health. Through a personal air eco-audit, participants are enlightened as to what air they breathe in on a regular basis and the associated impacts of such.

  • 4 Lessons

    The Power of Water

    Water is an exceptionally finite resource which will become scarcer with the growth of the human population. We are required to develop innovative solutions for environmental challenges that relate to water consumption and conservation. This module looks at the fundamentals of water and some of the key and pressing challenges we are set to face as a global population. 
    This module involves creative and design thinking in its approach to learning more about water broadly. 

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