Provided for free to teachers and students, this project and movie are offered as an interdisciplinary project-based assignment and is thematic in nature. Students work collaboratively in teams to design innovative and unique products that meet the demands of real world problems taking place in their own communities, while focusing on the skills necessary to take "inventions" to "innovation" in the market place. Examples of project topics can be taken from the Carbon Nation movie or can be initiated by the student/teacher based on observed community needs. These can include: green technologies, advances in carbon sequestration, and sustainable water supplies in arid regions. Development and practice of analytical thinking, problem-solving, systems design, creativity, communication and peer review, all 21st Century skills, provide students with an avenue to demonstrate what they learned through applied projects.