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"The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used to create them." Albert Einstein

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We prepare school systems and their communities to educate for a sustainable future by inspiring educators and engaging students through meaningful content and learner-centered instruction.

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- Consulting and Leadership Development
- Professional Development and Coaching
- Curriculum Design, Assessment, Mapping, Alignment
- School and Community Partnerships

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for NJ public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time.

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This Introduction to EfS one day workshop combines systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability to inspire participation in the shift toward a sustainable future.


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SDS offers structured time, space, coaching and peer reviews for teachers, admins and program designers interested in developing units and protocols that educate for sustainability.



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Our well-known Intro to EfS One-Day Workshop is now on video! Recorded during the Cloud Institute's Summer Design Studio,the session will increase your awareness, knowledge, and understanding of EfS.

The Cloud Commons Digital Library is a learning community and resource center for EfS educators, administrators and students. Subscribe for immediate access to all of the Cloud Institute's units and courses, plus resources to support education for sustainability.



Are you ready to take the EfS Reality Check? This informal assessment tool provides a summary of basic steps and entry points to consider as you are educating for sustainability.

Play the Fish Game You have 10 days to catch as many fish as you can. The money you make will support your family for a month.



NJ School Boards Association Workshop 2015 "Empowering the 21st Century Student” represents our hope and aspiration for New Jersey’s public schools. We will continue the tradition of top-notch training in school law, policy, curriculum, technology, STEM, sustainability and other areas vital to effective school district leadership. [Oct 27-29, 2015 | Atlantic City, NJ] learn more

The Green Schools Conference & Expo (GCSE) brings together green school thought-leaders and champions, connecting educators, school adminis, non-profit and corporate partners, and elected officials to advance the shared mission of green schools for all within this generation.[Mar 31-Apr 1, 2016 | Pittsburgh, PA] learn more

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