Curriculum

         

The Sustainability Initiative partners with Solar One, the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation, and the Green Education Foundation for curriculum resources for teachers. 

Solar One, a New York City nonprofit environmental education organization, offers Green Design Lab (GDL) -- a curriculum and program focused on helping you to “green your school.”  The GDL program is the only curricular blueprint of its kind that looks at the school building as both a laboratory for learning and a tool for environmental change. The program is delivered using hands-on interactive activities that engage students and teachers around 5 units: Energy, Air Quality, Water, Materials, and Food. To learn more about new GDL programs, download our Green Design Lab brochure.

The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was founded in 2003 to promote awareness of the importance of sustainability education and  to help schools and school districts make sustainability an ongoing part of education. They do this by providing consulting services for schools and school districts, training for teachers and administrators and sustainability education programs for students. CELF works with all kinds of schools—urban, suburban and rural, public and private. CELF takes a comprehensive approach to integrating sustainability concepts into education, engaging students, teachers and administrators and involving parents and businesses as well. They work with all stakeholders in a school community to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into education policy, school curricula, teacher education and lifelong learning. CELF partners with and provides guidance to education leaders who advocate for sustainability education at the state and national levels. The long-term goal is for every school to make sustainability education a regular part of its mission and on-going policy. To learn more, visit their website.

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education.  With this goal in mind, GEF provides teachers and students with free curriculum and resources that connect science, technology, math, ELA and social studies education to the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems with the goal of challenging them to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.