Going Green – Education for Sustainability



Welcome to the Going Green Project! 'Going Green' is an intercultural blended-learning project and the product of a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and LIFE e.V. In a pilot project in 2014, German and U.S. students explored approaches to sustainable development collaboratively through an e-learning platform (Moodle). Between September 2015 and April 2016, “Going Green” became part of a larger teaching platform Teach About US with updated content, and some 900 students in both countries, together with their teachers, showed that sustainable development is a shared responsibility that can actually be fun – see for yourself.


Join us now for the third installment of Going Green!

Schools throughout the U.S. and Germany will navigate through web 2.0 applications and social media, and exchange their findings. They will publish their local initiatives online and contribute them to a student competition for outstanding ideas to advance sustainable development in their communities.


The Road Ahead:

  • Sign up your course for the project and register your e-classroom here.
  • If you want to participate with a transatlantic partner, look up important information in our FAQ section.
  • Deadline for student submissions is June 2, 2017.
  • Winners will be rewarded a school visit by representatives of the Teach About Us team or the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, or a briefing in the U.S. Embassy Berlin should your school be in the vicinity.



Going Green Flyer

Going Green PowerPoint Presentation

'Going Green Light' (teaching manual and PDF version of curriculum)


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