Organizations/Websites

The following selection of organizations and websites offer quality resources and information on different aspects of sustainability in education.

Alliance to Save Energy – PowerSave Schools Program – Helps schools use energy efficiently through building retrofits, changes in operational and maintenance routines, and changes in the behavior of building users. Students, teachers, custodians, administrators, and community partners all work together toward a common goal: saving energy and money.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – Provides administrators, faculty, staff and students with thought leadership, essential resources, and opportunities for professional development.

Center for Ecoliteracy – Provides tools, ideas, publications and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K-12 education. Special foci food systems, ecology, and experiential learning.

Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education 
- Offers education for sustainability standards, curriculum design workbooks, curriculum units and courses (on world hunger, food systems, natural and economic systems, consumption, etc), and long-term consulting and workshops.

Creative Change Educational Solutions – Provides a rich portfolio of courses, units and instructional resources on a variety of sustainability topics. Consulting services.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) – Comprehensive source of information on state,  local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Facing the Future – Delivers curriculum and workshops to middle and high school teachers in public (75 percent) and independent schools, and across subject areas including math, science, social studies, geography, English as a Second Language (ESL), environmental education, language arts, geography, history, and economics.

Funding Factory – Helps schools recycle their used printer cartridges, cell phones, laptops, and small electronics by providing prepaid shipping supplies and marketing materials. Schools then receive cash incentives for their contributions.

Green Schools Alliance (GSA) – Nonprofit alliance of private, public and charter K-12 schools committed to educating about climate change, sustainability and student leadership. GSA promotes a climate commitment pledge, hosts the Green Cup Challenge, and offers numerous online resources. Membership is free.

TerraCycle – Collects non-recyclable waste materials to upcycle and make into affordable, eco-friendly products. Free collection programs that pay schools and nonprofits nationwide to collect used packaging such as drink pouches, energy bar wrappers, yogurt cups, cookie wrappers, chip bags, and more. TerraCycle has exclusive partnerships with companies such as Kraft Foods, Frito Lay (Pepsi), Stonyfield Farm, Mars, Wrigley, and many more.

U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development – Convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society for individuals, organizations and institutions committed to education for sustainable development (ESD)