Sustainability Organizations, Partners, and Schools

  • Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to schooling for sustainability, offering books, teaching guides, professional development seminars, a sustainability leadership academy, keynote presentations, and other resources.

  • Center for Green Schools works with school decision makers, community volunteers, and thought leaders in the public and private sectors to drive progress at the intersection of sustainability, education, public health, and the built environment.

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions provides curriculum, consulting, and professional development to help K–20 institutions reorient instruction to address sustainability. Creative Change's approach integrates the environmental, economic, and social equity dimensions of sustainability.

  • Denver Green School See “What is Education for Sustainability”?

  • Earth Charter "seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, the greater community of life, and future generations." The product of a decade-long, worldwide, cross-cultural dialogue, the Charter is concerned with the transition to sustainable ways of living as well as sustainable yet equitable human development.

  • Environmental Charter High School—Lawndale (California) See “What is Education for Sustainability”?

  • Facing the Future offers sustainability and global issues curriculum, professional development, service learning, and free K–12 lessons.

  • Green Schools National Network works with thought leaders to gather, synthesize, generate, and report evidence-based resources that include practical tools, news, and commentary for the green, healthy, and sustainable schools community.

  • Let's Go Solar Going Green on Campus offers tips and ideas for university students who want to become environmental leaders on campus and beyond.

  • Manitoba School Recycling Plan This guide describes how the actions of students in one school inspired change in an entire school division. As a “how-to” and a “why-to” guide, the authors address many questions about waste reduction.

  • Sustainable Schools Project is a school improvement and civic engagement designed to help schools use sustainability as an integrating context for curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices.

  • Shelburne Farms links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet. The organization is housed on a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.

  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures, and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication, and information.

  • UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) provides educational resources for people working with the development and implementation of ESD in schools and other educational institutions.

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