Sustainable Communities 2

Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They meet the needs of residents, helping them feel included and allowing them to live a high quality of life with opportunity to reach their full potential.

Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They meet the needs of residents, helping them feel included and allowing them to live a high quality of life with opportunity to reach their full potential.

This collection covers topics such as sustainable travel, pollution and waste, renewable, supply chain, community cohesion and much more.

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Games

Sustainable Communities Game 2

14 - 16yrs Students

The Sustainable Communities game consists of a main board game and five interactive quiz formats. The game can be played by one or two players and also provides a practice mode, enabling players to answer multiple questions on any of the five sustainability themes (i.e. travel, buildings, environment issues, energy and recycling, communities).

Work sheets

Travel - Sustainable Travel

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider their own journeys and how they could use more eco-friendly modes of transport.

Travel - Traffic and Congestion

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider advantages and disadvantages of congestions zones, and look at how congestion is managed in the UK and another countries and cities.

Travel - Eco-travel and Technology

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider how travel has changed and investigate eco-friendly travel.

Buildings - Sustainable Schools

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider how their own school could be made more sustainable.

Buildings - Regeneration

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider local regeneration projects and the effects of regeneration on a community.

Buildings - Planning a Community

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students design an eco-town.

Environment - Pollution and Waste

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students research how waste is managed within their school and in other countries.

Environment - Responsible Tourism

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students consider the benefits and drawbacks of eco-tourism.

Environment - Ethical Consumerism

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students investigate the supply chain of a product and create a plan for getting Fairtrade certification for their school.

Environment - Climate Change

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Discussion questions regarding the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and an activity requiring students to consider what they feel the climate will be like in the future.

Environment - Natural Disasters and Climate Change

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activity where students need to research organisations that help relief efforts in natural disasters.

Energy and Recycling - Renewable Energy

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students research a renewable energy source, consider use of energy sources around the world, and look at hydrogen as a fuel source.

Energy and Recycling - Supply Chain

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students act out roles of people involved in the coffee supply chain.

Energy and Recycling - The Recycling Process

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities focused on recycling issues, comparing recycling in different countries and researching the recycling process.

Communities - Community Cohesion

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities based on equality and diversity.

Communities - Community Action

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students look at the case study of Heathrow Airport redevelopment, considering how they spend money in the local community and set up a LETS scheme within their class.

Communities - Governance in the UK

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students investigate local government and community issues.

Fun/Fact sheets

Travel - Sustainable Travel

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What are the issues; ways to be more sustainable when travelling.

Travel - Traffic and Congestion

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is congestion; how it's managed in the UK and abroad; consequences of managing congestion.

Travel - Eco-Travel and Technology

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider how travel has changed and investigate eco-friendly travel.

Buildings - Sustainable Schools

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Summary of the Government's sustainable schools agenda and how this relates to school buildings

Buildings - Regeneration

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is regeneration about, examples and case studies of regeneration projects/areas.

Buildings - Planning a Community

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Community planning; carbon neutral buildings.

Environment Issues - Pollution and Waste

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is pollution; what happens to waste; waste as energy; government actions.

Environment Issues - Responsible Tourism

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Benefits and criticisms of tourism; being a responsible tourist.

Environment Issues - Ethical Consumerism

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is it; case study (the supply chain of bananas); fair trade; Fairtrade Schools.

Environment Issues - Climate Change

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is climate change; the greenhouse effect; what is being done.

Environment - Natural Disasters and Climate Change

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What natural disasters are, the impact climate change has on them, and examples of tsunamis, floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Energy and Recycling - Renewable Energy

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Advantages and disadvantages of solar, wind, water, hydrogen and geothermal energy.

Energy and Recycling - Supply Chain

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

The supply chain; from raw material to consumption using coffee as a case study.

Energy and Recycling - The Recycling Process

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

What is recycling; the recycling process; issues around recycling.

Communities - Community Cohesion

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Equality and diversity; human rights; the judicial system; cohesive communities; what influences cohesion; cohesive schools.

Communities - Community Action

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Working together towards change; supporting the local economy.

Communities - Governance in the UK

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

UK government and elections; how people and organisations influence government policy.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Buildings - Sustainable Schools

14 - 16yrs Teachers

The eight sustainability themes or ‘doorways’ through which schools can establish or develop their sustainability practices and which Nationwide Education resources link with these parts of the curriculum.

Teachers Guide

14 - 16yrs Teachers

Sustainable Communities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Extension activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide

14 - 16yrs Parents

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of sustainable living related words with clear and concise definitions.