A National Plan for Sustainability Education Proposed

A key ally in our work for effective green education, the Center for Green Schools, has released a “National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability”  that sets a goal for all 50 state boards of educations to have comprehensive green schools policies—including a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy—by 2040.

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The Plan calls on all policy leaders and players to unite behind making sustainability education a part of every curriculum: education leaders at all levels, green schools and sustainability advocates, political and corporate leaders, and of course parents and students.  It outlines the steps needed to achieve that goal, with year-by-year milestones to reach.

nationalActionPlanThe Green Education Foundation applauds the CGS on their National Plan and stands ready to offer whatever support we can. We’re eager and ready to make full sustainability education a reality!

For more information and to download the National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, go to centerforgreenschools.org/nationalactionplan.

The Center for Green Schools is part of the U.S. Green Building Council and developed and released the plan in conjunction with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, an education publisher.

 

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About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit www.greeneducationfoundation.org to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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2 Responses to A National Plan for Sustainability Education Proposed

  1. tamara says:

    Congratulations- I believe each pupil deserves green éducation!

  2. Education for everyone.

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