How-To Guides

Follow the journey of three young people who made a difference in their community.
Con este libro de trabajo, los jóvenes descubran su propia huella medioambiental y cómo se puede hacer una diferencia.
With this workbook, youth will discover their own environmental footprint and how they can make a difference.
Designed to inspire students to lead environmental change, this book includes an anthology from Charles Orgbon III, teenage CEO of Greening Forward; Philippe Cousteau, founder of Earth Echo International and global conservationist; Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club; Avalon Theison, teenage founder of Conserve It Forward; Sean Russell, undergraduate student conservationist and founder of “Stow-It, Don’t Throw-It” marine debris recycling program; Joshua Carrera, an conservation leadership graduate student; and Denise Quarles, Atlanta’s Sustainability Director.
Navigate the ins and outs of how to start a community organization: (1) establish a club, (2) solve an environmental issues, (3) find examples of great projects, and (4) reflect upon your success.
Navegar por los entresijos de cómo iniciar una organización comunitaria: (1) establecer un club, (2) resolver un problemas ambientales, (3) encontrar ejemplos de grandes proyectos, y (4) reflexionar sobre su éxito.
Sometimes, topics such as climate chance can be hard to talk about. Through this 4-component planning guide, students will learn how to contructively lead a conversation on any difficult or controversial topic.
Ready to put the “fun” back into FUNdraising? Here are ten creative ideas for your next fundraising events.
An end-of-the-year demonstration and celebration is a great way to conlude and reflect upon your students’ progress. Here is a list of ideas that you can integrate into your service-learning curriculum to make the celebratory concluding event one to look forward to.
In this informational guide, learn how you can best allocate roles for you team based on each member’s personality and talents. Get tips on team management to leverage the efficiency of your team.
Knowing how to connect with people is an indespensible life-long skill that will help you wherever you go. Here, Valeria Maltoni, a successful strategiest who has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, takes you through a series of insightful tips that you’ll need for your next networking event.
Your team had just finished a phenomental job on a project and had gone beyond your expectations. Now, it’s time to shower them with love and celebrate their hard work in style! Read on to see how you can best pamper your team so that everyone feels equally appreciated and loved in the final stretch.
Not a pro at taking photos or videos? No problem. You can still leverage your iPhone photo-taking skills by using these tips.
Sometimes, it can be scary to ask your elected officials for help. This article will guide you through how to best reach out to your local elected officials and follow-up with them.
Setting a baseline is a great way to measure your progress at the end of a project. This worksheet takes you through the process of recording your baseline data.
Help your child or your family make important decisions. Thanks to the research of behavioral scientists Irving L. Janis and Leon Mann, we now know that there are a few strategies that each of us can adapt to make our decision-making process easier and more effective.
Money is something that has to be handled meticulously and strategically for any kind of success. Here are a few tips for managing your money.
Public Speaking remains the #1 phobia. While fear of public speaking is common, it leads to lack of success when we do nothing about it. Use this resource to learn more about how you can use public speaking in your activism.
The art of persuasion is undeniably an important skill that comes handy in any occasion. Whether if it’s talking to your parents at the dinner table or lobbying to your elected politicians about environmental legislation, it’s arguably one of the most in-demand life skills that you need to navigate through our complex world. Use this guide to strategize your next talk.
Planning and presenting an engaging webinar can be a daunting task sometimes. Luckily, you have this how-to guide to reference to when prepping your next presentation!
You want honest, constructive criticisms from your team but doesn’t know how to initiate that conversation? Here are some tips and tricks for fostering transparency in your workplace.
Volunteers can open doors, bring creative solutions to the sticky problems, and help your organization extend its impact and growth. This guide will help you overcome the two giant hurdles of recruitment and management so you can get your volunteers up and running in no time!
Conflict is bound to happen sometimes regardless of how hard you try to avoid it. Here are some tips for resolving conflicts.
It’s difficult to run a productive meeting. Sometimes, you leave the meeting feeling unresolved, with no tangible action steps forward. Use these tips when planning your next meeting.
You want to get your community fired up for a cause but doesn’t know where to start? Use this guide to carry your idea to action!
It’s so important to instill tolerance in your kids in early childhood so they can grow up to be compassionate adults. This document explains what tolerance means in the 21st century context and why it’s so valued in our society.
Twitter is a great way to connect your brand with the millennials nowadays. Confused about how to use Twitter to effectively maximize your outreach and followings? Use these tips and tweet away!
Media press coverage can be a great way to promote your organization or brand to the greater public. Here are some great tips to remember when working with the press.
Do you have a tinkling urge to express your opinion after reading a article? Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to let your thoughts out, as long as it’s in a composed manner. Give these tips a go and your letter could potentially be published in the next magazine or newspaper issue!
How do you get your students to care? Follow these four quick tips to plant curiosity in your students!
No one can deny the importance of self-reflection. Here, this comprehensive article teaches you how to constructively integrate reflection sessions into your project course.
Reflections are vital for tracking growth and progress. Here are some reflection activities that you can do with your class!
Sometimes, it’s hard to get people to participate in the voting process. Here are a few techniques for leading a voting session with your team.
Sometimes, it can be challanging for adults and youth to work together, due to generational gaps and feelings of inferiority. This guide will teach you how to create and sustain long-lasting youth-adult partnerships.
Parenting takes effort, as it is certainly not something that comes easily. Here are some tips for developing and sustaining loving child-parent relationships.
Learning, especially in early childhood, is second nature. Every child is born into this world, curious and ready to absorb knowledge.This guide will explore ways parents can take to foster both a physical and mental environment to ignite your child’s natural propensity to learn.
Global warming can be a challenging topic to discuss in the classroom. This lesson plan will provide the tools for classroom teachers to explore the cause and effect relationships of global warming.
Who is Rachel Carson? What impact did she have on the world of environmentalism? In this activity, students will each design a personal advocacy plan and learn how they can become civil environmentalists.
Ever wonder what our government can do to curb greenhouse gas emissions? After watching an engaging video that highlights some defining policies that our state governments can push through, students will then brainstorm how they can–individually and collectively–reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In this day and age, critical thinking has become ever more important in setting apart inquisitive thinkers from passive absorbers. This article explains what critical thinking involves, why is it important, and how parents can help instill this valuable habits in their kids.
What can you do with a Greening Forward Earth Savers Grant of $1,400? J.C. Booth middle school went far and beyond and accomplished a lot with this grant. Find out what they did collectively as a school community to make their school more green.
You can’t always rely on your government to push things forward. Here’s a grades 1-5 lesson plan for introducing the idea of philanthropy and prompting them to think about their own motivations of participating in a fundraising drive.
This grades 6-8 class activity will allow your students to think about their own motivations for recycling. Students will investigate motivations for recycling that go beyond the economics of the practice and write their own argument for why recycling/stewardship of natural resources is worth the time and effort.
Let’s beautify your school by organizing a school-wide cleanup event! Use this guide for planning a collective clean-up event to teach your 1st-5th graders how to be good stewards of the environment.
In this lesson for grades 1-5, students will grasp a firm understanding of the “Three R’s”–Reusing, Reducing, and Recycling–and why we should go in that particular order. The interactive activity will teach personal responsibility for environmental stewardship and prompt them to think about what kind of habits they can adopt to integrate the “Three R’s” into their daily lifestyles.
Your 6th-8th graders will learn about what the “Tragedy of Commons” is through an interactive lesson plan. Then, they’ll get to reflect upon the activity and respond to a quote to wrap up the game.
These are some activities for grades 1-5 that teach them about waste and consumption environmental issues. Follow this lesson plan to teach your students about the importance of reducing waste.
What is service learning and why is it important? Use this guide to incorporate service learning into your curriculum.
What is organic? Through this interactive activity, students will get a chance to learn how to choose good that are both healthier for themselves and the planet.
We are environmentally bonded to our land no matter how hard we try to avoid it. This grades 9-12 lesson plan is perfect for introducing your high school students to environmental stewardship.
Navegar por los entresijos de cómo iniciar una organización comunitaria: (1) establecer un club, (2) resolver un problemas ambientales, (3) encontrar ejemplos de grandes proyectos, y (4) reflexionar sobre su éxito.
Con este libro de trabajo, los jóvenes descubran su propia huella medioambiental y cómo se puede hacer una diferencia.