Leben wir in einer Wegwerfgesellschaft?

25 July 2022

Target Level: B1 (lower intermediate, can be made more or less difficult) Description: The “Wegwerfgesellschaft” worksheet is designed to help students consider how they interact with the environment both consciously…

Dan Nolan receives 2022 Award for Global Engagement

22 July 2022

Congratulations to Dan Nolan for being selected as a recipient of the Award for Global Engagement, in part due to his collaboration with others on this site. Here are a…

Baumhäuser & Aktivismus im Hambacher Forst

27 June 2022

Target Level: A2-B1 Description: The appended worksheet helps second or third-semester university students of German understand and apply multiple perspectives of and avenues for environmental activism in Germany and the…

Natur in der Stadt

6 June 2022

Level: A2-B1 Description: This activity was included in a chapter on free time and where people live. After using just the Deutsche Welle video on rooftop gardens for many years,…

Teaching Environments: Workshop on German Ecological Thought in the Classroom

5 May 2022

Teaching Environments: Workshop on German Ecological Thought in the Classroom On April 11, 2022, the German and Dutch Graduate Students Association of the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted a virtual workshop…

University of Chicago Undergraduate Germanic Studies Conference 2022: Klimapolitik und die Koalition

1 February 2022

The University of Chicago is hosting an online undergraduate Germanic Studies Conference where students will discuss public policy in the context of the new German government’s climate agenda. Students are…

Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German Special Section on “Sustainability and Community Engagement in German Studies”

1 February 2022

Kiley Kost, Dan Nolan, and Seth Peabody served as co-curators for a section of essays entitled “Sustainability and Community Engagement in German Studies” in the Fall 2021 issue of the…

Virtual Exhibition: Mensch und Natur in der deutschen Literatur

10 November 2021

The virtual exhibition “Mensch und Natur in der deutschen Literatur: Ein kuratierter Spaziergang durch eine Geschichte der Verwicklungen” on the Rachel Carson Center’s Environment and Society Portal was curated by…

Syllabus: Thinking Green: Sustainability, Literature, and Culture in Germany

27 August 2021

Target Level English, B1-B2, C1-C2 Description The following is a course description and reading list from a course I developed and taught over Zoom in Spring 2021. The class was…

Schnitzeljagd: Nachhaltigkeit auf dem Campus

8 July 2021

Description For this small project students are given a sustainability map of campus, featuring between 4 – 6 stations. Using the German language map, students navigate to each station, where…