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"Inspiring young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way."
"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.

Our Services

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

Cloud Programs

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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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NJL provides introductory and advanced level EfS programming, coaching and instructional support for schools, individual educators and community leaders New Jersey.


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Teachers, Administrators and Staff Make the Shift to 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.



Camp Snowball - Portland, OR [July 14, 2014 – July 18, 2014] Co-hosted by Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization - and a team of experienced faculty and staff - students, educators, community and business partners will join together to revisit what student success really means. A growing number of school systems have found that by integrating best practices in instructional strategy with the tools and techniques of systems thinking, organizational learning, and education for sustainability, they can accelerate students’ ability to live, learn, and thrive in a fast-paced, technology-driven world. Join us this summer - register today

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