Understanding dynamic systems is a crucial component for students in finding leverage points for inquiry, research, and action.  Whether examining causal loop diagrams for the climate crisis or in looking at a more sustainable circular economic model, students can enter into issues and solutions with richer focus and understanding.

 


Systems Thinking
LEVERAGE POINTS FOR PINPOINTING ACTION


Compass EDUCATION


SUSTAINABILITY COMPASS
school sustainability Self-assessment 
CAUSAL LOOP DIAGRAMMING


system ICEBERg



AMOEBA: changemaking



Action planning

  • GINsanity model (developed from pyramid lite)

 

  • Talent + passion = Change



ENTRY POINTS TO ISSUES
 

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CONTINUUM OF EMPOWERMENT
    CARE, AWARE, ABLE, ACT

Entry points towards CARing
NATURE DEFICIT / digital detox activities
WEEK WITHOUT WALLS
LOCAL FARMING
ANIMAL WELFARE WORK
FIVE MINUTE FIELD TRIPS

 

  • InTERCONNECTEDNESS OF GLOBAL ISSUES
    Nature of a dynamic System


ENTRY POINTS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS ARE DYNAMIC SIM (FACING THE FUTURE)
IF I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

 

  • CARBON CYCLE AND GREENHOUSE GAS SPECTRUM
    KNOW YOUR CARBON KNOW YOUR GASES 

ENTRY POINTS
IT'S ALL ABOUT CARBON 
OUR CHOICE APP OR BOOK BY AL GORE
CARBON CYCLE ROLE PLAY (FTF)

 

  • CLIMATE CHANGE FOUR SQUARE
    ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION, DIET, WASTE

ENTRY POINTS 
CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS
ZEROFOOTPRINT 
THE NATURE CONSERVATORY
350.org

 

  • GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS
    Understanding green engineering possibilities 

ENTRY POINTS 
321 CONTACT ELECTRICITY
RE-ENERGY SMALL SCALE MODELS 
OUR CHOICE APP OR BOOK
FACING THE FUTURE +/- Roundtable
horizon fuel cell kits
 

 

  • INCOME inequality AND POPULATION GROWTH
    SHOELESS, SHOES, BICYCLE, SCOOTER, CAR, AIRPLANE, private jet

ENTRY POINTS: 
GLOBAL POPULATION GROWTH BOX BY BOX 
POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU
the global Mall simulation (FTF)
global wealth pyramid

  • poverty, GLOBAL LABOR, AND global ECONOMY
    NEEDS, WANTS, interconnectivity, IMPACTS 

ENTRY POINTS: 
MEET MR. TOILET
AYITI: THE COST OF LIFE IN HAITI
SIM*SWEATSHOP
THE GLOBAL MALL SIM (FACING THE FUTURE) 
THE LORAX BY DR. SEUSS
GATES FOUNDATION
GATES NOTES AND LETTERS
MATERIAL WORLD
HANS ROSLING
LIVING ON A DOLLAR A DAY
 

 

  • Economics
    PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAIN, MANUFACTURED DEMAND, circular economy  

ENTRY POINTS 
THE STORY OF STUFF - STORY OF BOTTLED WATER
I, PENCIL

  • TRUE PRICE
    Consumption  

ENTRY POINTS 
TRUE PRICE Activity LESSONs
ZOE WEIL INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE EDUCATION TED TALK THE WORLD BECOMES WHAT YOU TEACH

  • CORPORATions
    FOOD AND WELLBEING

ENTRY POINTS
THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA FOR YOUNG READERS BY MICHAEL POLLAN
FOOD MATTERS BY MARK BITTMAN
JAMIE OLIVER SOURCES
FOOD INC.
FED UP 
THE MEATRIX
Square foot gardening