Environmental Groups and the Three Economic Sectors
Students explore how the three economic sectors--for-profit, nonprofit, and government--each contribute differently to protecting environmental interests. They research organizations and determine their own personal level of commitment to environmental concerns.
In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.
Students investigate and share information about environmental organizations to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals and achievements.
Students research and present on the effectiveness of a modern environmental nonprofit of their choosing. They reflect on their personal commitment to addressing environmental issues financially or with action.