• Water Environment Federation

    The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute to complement the Stockholm Water Prize. The SJWP is considered the world’s most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water-research project. Any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has reached the age of 15 by August 1 of the competition year and has conducted a water-related science project, is eligible to participate in the competition. Teams of up to...

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate...

  • Captain Planet Foundation

    Originally developed in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and with ongoing support from Voya Financial, ecoTech Grants are specifically offered to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities. ecoTech Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the...

  • Captain Planet Foundation

    The Captain Planet Foundation’s ecoSolution Grants (previously called “Small Grants”) have been the defining basis of the organization’s work over the last 25 years. The Foundation has funded over 2,100 projects that have impacted 1.2 million youth around the world – actively fulfilling its mission to build the next generation of environmental stewards and change agents. ecoSolution Grants range from $500 – $2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in...

  • Youth Service America

    Founded in 1986, Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, YSA’s mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. In 2016, YSA began to focus its assets and outcomes on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Through YSA’s programs, youth lead community...

  • NatureBridge

    NatureBridge provides hands-on, inquiry-based programs for children and teens at national park locations across the country. The organization’s website includes an educators webpage that offers classroom resources organized around five areas of study; tips and resources for incorporating nature into classroom lessons; and professional development workshops that provide skills to create hands-on science and environmental education curricula for students.

  • Creative Change

    Creative Change is a national educational consulting firm based in southeast Michigan. Districts and universities turn to us when their curriculum isn’t working – when achievement is low, inequalities persist, or it’s time for fresh thinking. We provide professional development, curriculum, and consulting to help educators across grades and disciplines reframe instruction around sustainability and social justice. Our work integrates project- and place-based learning and culturally responsive...

  • Community Works Institute

    Community Works Institute (CWI) supports and promotes exemplary teaching strategies and practices for K-16 educators and community programs that support students in becoming caring, responsible, and active members of their communities. CWI offers a variety of professional development opportunities for K-16 and community-based educators in the United States and internationally, including on-site training, retreats, coaching, and consulting. Their signature offering is a series of summer...

  • Biomimicry Institute

    The Biomimicry Institute is the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to innovation inspired by nature. Biomimicry offers an exciting project-based approach that helps teachers blend STEM and environmental education in creative, hands-on lessons students love. The Biomimicry Institute helps educators and organizations bring biomimicry into their teaching by providing curriculum and training, networking opportunities, and content development support. Learn more about our services and visit the...

  • Fayette County Public Schools

    "E=USE^2 = Education Leads to Understanding Sustainability, Energy and the Environment This plan was created to empower students to create change through enduring improved sustainability by equipping school and community stakeholders with the tools and knowledge to preserve our natural and fiscal resources.

  • San Antonio Independent School District

    The purpose of this policy is to ensure that every effort is made in the District to conserve energy and natural resources, as well as to reduce the costs assoicated with the consumption of these resources.

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools

    In 2011, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) published its first Greenhouse Gas Inventory. In an effort to understand and reveal the magnitude of various emission sources within the operational control of VBCPS, this inventory catalogued emissions from calendar years 2006-2010, and was analyzed from a variety of perspectives. This Emissions Reduction Plan is the next step in the effort to reduce the Division's emissions to zero.

  • NYC Board of Education

    Resolution calling upon New York State Department of Education to include lessons on climate change in K-12 schools' curriculum.

  • Horry County Schools

    A guide for energy savings during the summer and other off-periods during the school year.

  • American Horticultural Society

    Every year, the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium brings together ducators, landscape architects and desingers, staff at botanic gardens, non-profits, and mroe from around the country who are all working to egange children with gardens and the natural world that surrounds them.

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

    The NACDD website offers a variety of resources to improve school health and well-being. Included are toolkits, policy outlines, and model programs.

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals

    Empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association of sustainability professionals.

  • Landscape Architecture Foundation

    The Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs are a searchable database of over 100 exemplary built projects with quantified environmental, economic and social benefits.

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools

    This guide from Virginia Beach City Public Schools aims to manage the procurement of essential goods and services by developing and maintaining the most efficient, cost-effective processes.

  • District of Columbia Public Schools

    DC public schools are committed to procuring quality goods and services in a timely manner and reasonable cost to support sustainability goals.

  • Sante Fe Public Schools

    The Sustainability Specialist focuses on collaborating, developing, and implementing the District Sustainability Plan as well as energy efficiency and waste management projects.

  • Detroit Public Schools

    Sample job description for a Director of Sustainability position. The Director manages sustainability programs and assesses impact while balancing district objectives.

  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools

    This report summarizes the process used to develop the green house gas inventory, reports on the findings of the inventory, and outline the next steps for VBCPS to take on their path to carbon neutrality.

  • USGBC: Center for Green Schools

    Use this document as a reference guide when you want to approach your local school baord about a school sustainability issue. It's formatted to follow basic steps you might take in an advocacy effort.

  • University of Missouri

    This report draws on research to discuss 5 potential roles for Teaching Green Buidlings (TGBs): symbol, science museum, 3D textbook, call to action, and place.

  • Hartford Public Schools

    Hartford's comp. plan is a tool to develop and improve the facilities maintenance program. The incuded analysis and conclusions serve as guidelines of priorities for capital improvement program.

  • Association of School Business Officials International

    The desire to build schools that addressed indoor air quality and natural daylight evolved into national recognition for sustainability. Sustainability is more than socially responsible, it's the smart way to run a business.