Green Guardians lesson series are the only plug-and-play curriculum materials designed for elementary grades that cover core subjects through an environmental and climate change lens.
A Peek into Composting
Students explore the idea of “composting” as a way to recycle organic waste. They define compost, talk about what can and cannot be composted, and learn how they can help reduce waste sent to the landfill by turning certain food scraps into homemade fertilizer.
Air Pollution and Environmental justice
Hi, welcome to The Poppy Podcast. I’m your host, Poppy. In this episode, I talk to Michael Newman, an environmental scientist who studies the impact of air pollution on people of different races, ethnicities and income levels.
Cacao Farmers Struggle to Meet Demands of the Chocolate Industry
Farmers in West Africa have been seeing low average yields in recent years, and it’s hurting them.
A Sustainable Future for Chocolate
Good morning. I’m your host Poppy, and you’re listening to The Poppy Podcast. We are pleased to have Jack Sullivan with us today. He’s an environmentalist who’s been working with cacao farmers in West Africa. Tell us why you’re there, Jack.
An Interview with a Chocolate Retailer
Hello and welcome to The Poppy Podcast. I’m your host, Poppy. Today, I’m speaking to Veronica Hui, who runs Bittersweet, an ethical chocolate company that goes the extra mile to guarantee the quality and fairness of its chocolate bars.
Bananas About Chocolate WebQuest
At the Chocolate Festival, Bruno and his friends learned about chocolate production. Now they want to start a chocolate company that is fair to everyone in the supply chain.
An Interview with a Cacao Farmer
Hello and welcome to The Poppy Podcast. I’m your host, Poppy. In my new series, “On the Ground,” we speak to people all over the world who do important work. Today we’re calling a cacao farmer from Ghana in West Africa where most of the world’s chocolate comes from. Let’s find out what happens on the ground…
Two Ways of Looking at Fair Trade
Does fair trade work? How much of a difference does it make, if any? Please welcome Brian and Ellie who will share their thoughts on the value of fair trade. Let’s start with Ellie. Tell us about fair trade.
Chocolate’s Carbon Footprint
A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases released into the air when we use energy – to cook food, ride a bus or watch TV. Each person makes about 4 tons of carbon per year just going about their daily lives. Imagine how much more energy a farm or factory uses!