The DoRight Curriculum has three primary phases: Training, project work and convention. The diagram below provides a general overview. Following the diagram you can find more detailed information about each phase.
CONSULTANT TRAINING PHASE
Before students can work as DoRight consultants they need to undergo specialized training that includes knowledge, skills and habits of mind beyond standard school content. This training can be conducted within the curriculum of content area classes of math, science, social studies and English, or it can be conducted in an after school club or enrichment program. It can and should be modified for different student populations according to goals and existing knowledge and skill base. An overview of the training content is provided below. Specific curricular materials and implementation workshops can be obtained by contacting Integral Vision Learning.
Topics and Sequence:
Personal reflection--goals, life purpose, challenges, 21 st Century global issues and needs and future projections
Problem definition and call to action--state of the world and future projections (ecosystems, resources, consumption patterns and trends in development)
Principles of sustainability--systems principles, ecological footprinting, supply chain analysis, sustainable economics, mental models, and more
Sustainability solutions--alternative energy sources and technologies, conservation, ecological design and biomimicry, social constructs associated with consumption, legislative solutions, and education
The consulting business model
Marketing and sales of DoRight services--finding clients, communication, professionalism
The DoRight audit template and process for audits on site
Audit data analysis, articulation and delivery of recommendations
Follow-up with clients Political action committees
SALES: Consultants make cold calls, find clients, establish a relationship and set up audit appointments
AUDITS: Consultants perform comprehensive on site sustainability audits for their clients. Audits assess waste management, procurement policies(supply chains, ecological footprint, etc.), energy use, cleaning chemicals, landscaping chemicals and practices, green building features, and water use.
ANALYSIS: Consultants return to the classroom (office) to analyze data from the site.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Consultants write letters to their clients that present and make the case for recommendations to improve efficiency (reduce costs and raise profits). Recommendation letters serve as a form of assessment for students knowledge as they must explain to clients how the recommendations reduce environmental impact and/or create social benefits. After recommendations are made, clients who adopt specified changes can earn the DoRight "Planet Saver Business" certification.
- DoRight consultants may also choose to lobby government officials through political action committees and perform public relations work.
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