Our partners have been carefully selected based on their knowledge and expertise in their field, as well as their respect for sensitivity to our framework and approach to educating for sustainability.
Teaching and Learning
Our curriculum materials and professional development protocols are informed by, and in many cases co-written by, the master teachers and curriculum and assessment professionals of Learner Centered Initiatives, Ltd., and Communities for Learning.
"The key to moving toward a sustainable future is the marriage between best pedagogical practices that produce critical thinkers and self regulated (people who have learned how to learn) life long learners, with the content of education for sustainability." - Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, President and Founder of Communities for Learning and Learner-Centered Initiatives, Ltd.
Schools that Learn, Organizational Change and Systems Thinking
The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) Education Partnership is a multi-year effort designed to form strong collaborative relationships within, between, and among schools and communities to create systemic change. The partnership was founded by Jaimie P. Cloud, Peter Senge, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lees Stuntz, Executive Director of the Creative Learning Exchange (CLE), and Linda Booth Sweeney.
Bioneers is a key source for the media and educational materials used by colleges, schools and by community based organizations to inform and inspire positive change at a local level. In collaboration, we have selected Bioneers media resources and aligned them to our EfS Standards and Performance Indicators. All featured media is available through the Cloud Commons and can also be found in our bookstore.
Since 1993 Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) has been leading the curious and the motivated to take responsibility for Earth. Their proven process of connection, reflection and action has positive results. Through discussion courses and the annual EcoChallenge, they engage communities in meaningful conversations that lead to “Aha!” moments about the way we live, work, create and consume. The result is a life that is simpler, richer, and better for us and for Earth.
Physical Plant, Site and Regional Context
We work with professionals committed to the integration of sustainable practices into site research, design development, and construction and operations management. Partnership organizations include:
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.