At A Glance
This program is currently in re-development.
What: Philly Earth participants can complete project-based learning challenges to earn badges and become Community Sustainability Leaders. The curriculum teaches permaculture and appropriate technologies (advanced subjects typically not taught during primary school). Participants who advance through 6 badges may be hired as co-leaders of community workshops and courses. Participants wear these badges with an unprecedented display of pride and “cool.”
Why: Community Sustainability Leaders test and deepen their hands-on STEM skills, and develop a shared vision of community with their fellow youth leaders. teaches young people how to care for the Earth beginning with their own community.
Who: This program is open to Village Industries students (high school age students).
How: The CSLP curriculum divides urban environmental concerns into six modules. Each module focuses on three levels of impact and relevance: individual, community and world and includes classroom learning and hands-on activities at the PhillyEarth Demonstration Farm.