National plan to educate for sustainability

Two great groups have just launched the National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability.


The Center for Green Schools and the US Green Building Council make recommendations for formally including sustainability in all US education so that “by 2040, every student graduating from a U.S. K-12 school will be equipped to shape a more sustainable future.”

We haven’t had time to read the plan but the exec summary shows there are a lot of steps in it. Many involve training teachers. An early goal (June 2014) is to establish the United States Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Network.

Also Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt (a mega publishing company) is a partner, so it’s good to see books and other educational materials are in play.

Applause all around, and we’ll keep an eye on it with you.

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