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). 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.


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.


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 will be in spring 2018 (date tbd).
  • A newly developed project week module on renewable energies is currently being developed in cooperation with science educators at Leuphana University and will implement a stronger focus on STEM school subjects.



Going Green Flyer

Going Green PowerPoint Presentation

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


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