Edgemont Montessori Elementary School Awarded Eco-Schools USA Bronze Award
Students, staff, and parents at the Edgemont Montessori School in Montclair are playing their part in reducing waste pollution, protecting trees, and producing less toxic chemical emissions. The school was recently awarded the Bronze Award by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program. This international program recognizes and provides free resources to schools integrating sustainability into the curriculum and on school grounds. Through the Eco-Schools program, schools select from 10 environmental focus areas or pathways to work on such as energy efficiency, biodiversity, and sustainable foods. continue reading
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Events and Conferences
March 4-7 2015 | Virginia Beach, VA The Green Schools National Network has created a “culture of collaboration,” as a result of year-round networking and partnerships, and through an annual national conference. We bring together like-minded people committed to the creation and support of healthy, green and sustainable schools.
Be part of the largest gathering of K-12 green school advocates in the nation. Join Jaimie Cloud and others for inspiring speakers, solutions Summits, breakout Session and pre and post conference events.
Sustainable Learning Environment Supplier Profile: Natural Pod
At Natural Pod, we’re makers of sustainably made learning environments for school-aged children, early learning, pre-school, kindergartens, daycares, libraries and common spaces. We make furniture and toys that are beautiful, designed for the rigors of play and most importantly, that children love using to interact with, explore and learn. As part of our profile today with The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, we’re introducing ourselves to your community with a special offer for U.S. customers. Learn more about NaturalPod.com
Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners
Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners provides sustainably produced meals and snacks to preschool and grade school students, in addition to offering consulting to commercial and institutional kitchens that mirrors our own sustainability practices that emphasize financial sustainability and working within budgets. In doing so, Beyond Green aims to incite a society-wide understanding about the relationships between food, health, community, our economy, and our environment to improve the sustainability of our local and global food systems. We believe that our conscientiousness in delivering high quality food is imperative for young people to achieve their highest potential by preparing them to make responsible decisions about their food and food systems. Empowering children through good food is just the beginning of building a strong educational foundation that will affect generations to come. Learn more about BeyondGreenPartners.com
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The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education prepares K-12 school systems and their communities to educate for a sustainable future by inspiring educators and engaging students through meaningful content and learner-centered instruction. Our services include: consulting and leadership development; professional development and coaching; curriculum design, assessment, mapping, and alignment, and facilitating school and community partnerships.
We define Education for Sustainability (EfS) as a transformative learning process that equips students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge and ways of thinking we need to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend. EfS has multiple, positive effects on student achievement, school culture, community vitality, and ecological integrity.