Welcome to the Town of Amherst's website where you can read all about what's going on with sustainability in your hometown. But what is sustainability?
Some kids have said that sustainability is:
- "Sharing what we have with others and not taking more than our share"
- "Making the world a better place for the future"
- "Something that lasts for a long time - maybe forever"*
A grownup explained it like this" "Leave the world better than you found it, take no more than you need, try not to harm life of the environment, make amends if you do."*
Here are some websites you can visit for activities, games, and information for kids about sustainability. Click the pictures or underlined links to explore. Have fun!
EnergyStar Kids is a fun place to get facts about the energy we use to run all sorts of machines in our lives, what energy has to do with the environment, plus lots of things kids can do to improve the world around us!
Energy Kids is a page offered by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (the EIA) where kids can continue learning about different types of energy, how to save energy, and it has games and activities you can play with!
Enjoy filling in the pages of this printable coloring book from the Department of Energy! The book comes
in English and Spanish versions.
Check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s student’s guide to global climate change. The EPA is a government agency in charge of protecting the environment. This website will help you learn about the experts’ view on global climate change and what you can do about it. It has videos, lots of interesting information, and interactive activities!
NASA isn't only interested in what's going on in outer space, they study what's happening on earth, too! Climate Kids: NASA's Eyes on the Earth is their site for kids to get more expert info about the climate and what we can all do to help our planet. They also have games and fun ideas for activities!