Going Green – Education for Sustainability

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Join us now for the fourth 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.

'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). In 2015, “Going Green” became part of a larger teaching platform Teach About US with updated content, and since its first installment, Going Green has attracted over 2,000 participants in both countries, together with their teachers, and showed that sustainable development is a shared responsibility that can actually be fun – see for yourself.

 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.
  • A student competition will invite all participants to submit their green action plans. Deadline for student submissions is March 30, 2018.
  • New STEM-oriented course contents are currently being added to the Going Green curriculum.
  • A new project week module on renewable energies has been developed in cooperation with science educators at Leuphana University and will implement a stronger focus on STEM school subjects starting January 2018.


Last modified: Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:39 AM