• 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 deisre to build schools that addressed indoor air quality andnatural daylight evolved into national recignition for sustianability. Sustainability is more than socially responsible, it's the smart way to run a business.

  • Boston Public Schools

    This BPS policy requires (1) water be available at no cost whenever meals are served, (2) BPS implement a transparent plan to ensure the ongoing assessment of drinking water quality and reporting the status of water access.

  • Better Buildings Challenge: The US Dept. of Energy

    This 2017 webinar covers fuel cell buses in the US, the Clean Cities Program's alternative school bus case studies, and VW Settlement funds.

  • Baltimore School District

    Baltimore implemented a green cleaning policy to ensure clean, safe, and healthy environments for students, staff, and the community at large.

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

    This guide provides a suggested process and resources for building or expanding an effective employee wellness initiative.

  • Poudre School District

    Larimer County, Colorado, schools created a comprehensive guide to going green. This 90 page plan applies to the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing structures.

  • Adams 12 Five Star School District

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools implemented a district-wide Sustainability plan to great success. Their policy is a model for schools looking to go green.

  • Scott County School District

    Scott County Schools collaborated to reduce energy consumption in school buildings, classrooms, equipment, and vehicles. The plan covers temperature, building resource management, lighting, space heaters, water conservation, and new construction.