what we do

A multi-platform approach to sustainability

“Words have power and power drives change. The Lexicon of Sustainability is demystifying complicated terminology to drive meaningful conversation, celebrate food and farming, and bridge communities.”

Richard McCarthy
Slow Food USA

SUSTAINABLE TERMS IN

FOOD AND FARMING

Information Art Films Thought Leaders Food List Launch Lexicon of Food

“We badly need ways to communicate the urgency of the greatest crisis humans have yet encountered. Climate change happens just slowly enough that it can slip by our defenses, unless we are able to harness–as this project so powerfully does–the depth of human creativity to slam the message home.”

Bill McKibben
co-founder of 350.org and author of The End of Nature

WATER

Information Art Films Launch Lexicon of Water

Energy

COMING SOON

Helping Students Discover Their Local Food Systems

PROJECT LOCALIZE

The Lexicon of Sustainability’s PROJECT LOCALIZE food literacy initiative shows teachers and students how to identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. LOCALIZE: AMES, IOWA was led by one motivated teacher and his 11th grade class. The students mapped their local food system, interviewed producers, farmers, processors and key stakeholders at the local level, then created artworks illustrating what sustainability looks like in Iowa. The pilot program has expanded in 2014 to include 25 schools from across the USA. Nominate a school or teacher in your areas today.

STUDENTS ARTWORK TEACHERS BIO SAMPLE LESSON LAUNCH PROJECT LOCALIZE

“Project Localize gives students the tools to combine scientific research, journalism, photography, graphic design, service learning and public advocacy into a single project-based learning experience.”

– Douglas Gayeton, Project Localize

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