Antioch New England
Consulting and community outreach department of Antioch University New England. Works with local, state, and national government agencies to promote sustainable environment, economy, and society by encouraging informed civic engagement.
Better School Food
Mt. Kisco, NY
Parents, educators, and health professionals work with local communities to improve meals and increase awareness of the connection between food, health, and students’ ability to learn.
California School Garden Network
The California School Garden Network is a collaboration of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The Network serves as a central hub to distribute school garden resources and support throughout the state. The mission of the California School Garden Network is to create and sustain California school gardens to enhance: 1) Academic Achievement; 2) A Healthy Lifestyle; 3) Environmental Stewardship; and 4) Community and Social Development.
Center for Ecoliteracy
The Center for Ecoliteracy offers books; teaching guides; professional development seminars; a sustainability leadership academy; keynote presentations; and consulting services for schooling for sustainability.
Center for Environmental Education
Provides resources, curricula, expertise, and guidance to address climate change issues and cultivate environmental leadership in K–12 schools.
Center for Place-Based Education
Part of the Antioch New England Institute, the Center encourages partnerships between students, teachers, and community members that strengthen and support student achievement, community vitality, and a healthy environment.
Center for Whole Communities
Offers retreats, workshops, and training and evaluation tools to those working for land and ecological restoration, food security, community revitalization, active living, smart growth, the faith community, social and environmental justice, public health, and land conservation.
Children & Nature Network
Santa Fe, NM
Provides access to news and research and a peer-to-peer network of researchers, educators, organizations, and individuals dedicated to reconnecting children and nature.
Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
New York, NY
Hosts faculty/staff development workshops and creates courses and classroom units that explore the relationships between economic systems, ecological systems, and justice in contexts ranging from local communities to global institutions.
Cornell Garden-Based Learning
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Free online resources for educators, including an informative blog, using the garden as a foundation for integrated learning and youth development.
Creative Change Educational Solutions
Provides curricula, professional development, and consulting services on topics including brownfields revitalization, food systems, green design, ecological economics, and intercultural relations.
Creative Learning Exchange
Offers resources and training for K–12 education based on systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.
National Wildlife Federation
Aims to raise students’ awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues by combining classroom study with school and community action. Provides an integrated system for environmental management and certification of schools in more than forty countries.
The Edible School Yard
Founded by Alice Waters, this program at Martin Luther King Middle School creates and sustains an organic garden integrated into the school’s curriculum, food service, and kitchen classroom.
Education for Sustainable Development
Resource site for people actively working on the implementation of education for sustainable development in schools and other educational institutions around the world. Offers relevant research, including “8 Recommendations for Climate Change Education and ESD,” 10 national reports, one cross-analysis, and other publications.
Facing the Future
Delivers curriculum and workshops to middle and high school teachers from all over the world. Maintains an online database of service-learning projects of international and local interest, and provides service-learning workshops to educators.
FoodCorps is the first national AmeriCorps program designed to address childhood obesity through school garden and Farm to School service.FoodCorps is a project of the National Farm to School Network, a joint program of the Center for Food and Justice at Occidental College and the Community Food Security Coalition.
The Food Project
Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, the organization works with over a hundred teens and thousands of volunteers to farm on 37 acres in eastern Massachusetts in the towns and cities of Beverly, Boston, Ipswich, Lincoln and Lynn. The Food Project’s mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. See the “BLAST Youth Initiative” for resources that teach K–12 students about sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Green Schools Alliance
New York, NY
A project of Global Environmental Options for schools to promote energy conservation and environmental responsibility worldwide.
The Green Schools Initiative
Supports students, teachers, parents, and policymakers working to eliminate toxins, use resources sustainably, create green spaces and buildings, and serve healthy food. Resources on website include “7 Steps to Green Your School” and the “Green Schools Buying Guide.”
Green Schools Program
Alliance to Save Energy program that engages students in creating hands-on energy-saving activities in their schools.
Provides hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.
South Burlington, VT
National Gardening Association program that provides resources, materials, and teaching tips for connecting youth with gardens. Learn more about grants for school and youth gardens at www.kidsgardening.org/grants.asp
National Farm to School Network
Center for Food & Justice
Los Angeles, CA
Community Food Security Coalition
A joint program of the Center for Food & Justice at Occidental College and the Community Food Security Coalition. Connects schools with local farms to improve student nutrition, provide experiential education opportunities, and support local farmers.
National Gardening Association
South Burlington, VT
Supports gardeners and teachers with information and resources to advance the personal, community, and educational benefits of gardening; publishers of the LiFE curriculum.
North American Association for Environmental Education
Network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in more than fifty-five countries around the world.
Our mission is to build a local food system that improves the health and economy of West Oakland. Our work involves increasing local supply of fresh foods; advocating for living-wage business and job opportunities; and developing strong relationships and community leadership.
Seattle Tilth, located in Seattle, Washington, is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to garden organically and conserve natural resourcesand supporting local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community. The organization’s vision is to transform the Northwest region into the organic gardening capital of the world.
Society for Organizational Learning Education Partnership
The SoL Education Partnership is a multi-year effort to form strong collaborative relationships within, between, and among schools and communities in order to create systemic change for a sustainable future.
Since 1981, the Land Trust has been a forceful change agent for community food security, providing land, education, tools, and support for people to grow food themselves in Greater Providence, Rhode Island. Currently, with support from Southside Community Land Trust over 600 families city-wide have transformed vacant lots and under-used land into a network of more than 30 productive inner-city community gardens. The organization’s educational programs engage a thousand youth each year in the wonder and art of hands-on gardening.
Sustainability Education Handbook: Resource Guide for K–12 Teachers
East Lansing, MI
A program of Urban Options, this site provides curricula that can be customized for different classrooms and state standards.
Sustainability K–12 Listserv
Launched by the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development as the first national listserv for K–12 educators focused specifically on education for sustainability. To join, go to https://listserver.itd.umich.edu/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=sustaink12 or send an email to email@example.com with “subscribe” in the subject line of the message.
Sustainable Schools Project
Sponsored by Shelburne Farms, SSP helps schools use sustainability as an integrating context for curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices. Two public schools in Burlington, Vermont, serve as pilot sites.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
Multimedia teacher education program from UNESCO contains professional development modules for teachers, teacher educators, and student teachers reflecting an interdisciplinary approach to developing knowledge and skills for sustainability.
U.S. Green Building Council; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
The USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System certifies that buildings have met green criteria for design, construction, and operation. The LEED for Schools program applies standards developed specifically for schools. USGBC’s Build Green Schools program (www.buildgreenschools.org) provides educational resources.
U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
The U.S. affiliate of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, consisting of individuals, organizations, and institutions with a shared commitment to integrate sustainable development into education and learning. Website links to its proposed national standards for sustainability education.
Vermont Education for Sustainability
A resources page that includes a link to “The Vermont Guide to Education for Sustainability.”