Sustainability is a very broad topic that can be incorporated into many existing units required in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and literacy scope and sequence for all grades and there are many publicly available curriculum resources.
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) 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 takes a comprehensive approach to integrating sustainability concepts into education, engaging students, teachers and administrators and involving parents and businesses as well. To learn more, visit their website. The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is 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. Solar One offers two programs; the Green Design Lab (GDL) for K-8 and CleanTech for 9-12 - both programs focus 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. CleanTech Energy is an innovative, multidisciplinary high-school level curriculum that was designed to increase student knowledge, awareness and understanding of the rapidly evolving field of energy. Complete with a wealth of hands-on activities and student-led investigations, each CleanTech Module contains concepts that support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills with an emphasis on problem-solving, design, innovation and pathways for career exploration.