Sketch: Mobsters Go Green

Lesson 209

The Green Economy & You

Students brainstorm ten things they can do to become part of the green economy.  Students then come up with an idea for an eco-friendly product, and then make a drawing of their idea.

What Students Learn

  • Understanding your impact on the environment
  • Your business has an environmental responsibility
  • There’s green to be made in thinking green”
  • What is the cost/benefit analysis of going green

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 15 minutes
  • Activity 2: 20 minutes

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105

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120

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208

Economic Cycles

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209

The Green Economy & You

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505

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