Resources & References: SUSTAINABILITY

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Sustainability merit badge pamphlet
Kaye, Cathryn Berger, and Philippe Cousteau. Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. Free Spirit
Publishing, 2010.
Petronis, Lexi. 47 Things You Can Do for the Environment. Zest Books, 2012.
Roa, Michael L. Environmental Science Activities Kit: Ready-to-Use Lessons, Labs, and Worksheets for Grades 7–12, 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass, 2008.
Savedge, Jenn. The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet. New Society Publishers, 2009.
Sivertsen, Linda, and Tosh Sivertsen. Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life. Simon Pulse, 2008.

Organizations and Websites
BSA Sustainability Office
Center for Biological Diversity
Ecological Society of America
Environmental Protection Agency
Global Footprint Network
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
NASA Climate Kids
Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Nature Conservancy
Rustle the Leaf
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Green Building Council

Related Program Features
Ethics, Nature and Environment, Outdoor Ethics, Project Management

Photo and Illustration Credits
(, courtesy: yellow recycling bin, ©; newspaper bundles, ©Zerbor; recyclable items, ©Evan Lorne; water information, BSA file,) (Global Footprint Network, courtesy (, courtesy: recycling bin, ©brown32)

We are grateful to Aaron Yoder and David Wilson for their help with developing the Sustainability program feature. Aaron serves as a camp ranger at the BSA Cascade Pacific Council’s Camp Cooper near Willamina, Oregon. David is from Orem, Utah, and is currently executive director of the Utah Energy Conservation Coalition.

Sustainability Information Troop Meetings Main Event