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Jaimie cares passionately about:

“The potential of schools and communities learning and working together toward sustainable community development.”

Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. We monitor the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability, and transform them into educational materials and a pedagogical system that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.

Cloud is a pioneer of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the U.S. She writes and publishes extensively, and consults, coaches and teaches in schools and school districts around the country and in other parts of the world. She has developed exemplary curriculum units and full courses of study, and has produced an EfS framework and a set of EfS Standards and Performance Indicators that schools are using to design and innovate their own curricula to educate for sustainability. 

Jaimie is a Founder and Principle Partner with Peter Senge of the Society for Organizational Learning’s (SOL) Education Partnership. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of The Buckminster Fuller Institute and a reviewer for the BFI Fuller Challenge. She serves on the advisory board of “The Future We Want” and the National Sustainable Communities Coalition with David Orr and Bill Becker. She also served for six years on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. Recently, Ms. Cloud joined the International Advisory Board of the Findhorn Foundation College, the Advisory Board of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, Member of Catalyst Journal Editorial Board and the Faculty of the MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts. She was also nominated for the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education. Jaimie serves as a Mentor for Doctoral Students studying Sustainability Education at Prescott College, and as guest editor of a series of issues on the “Essential Elements of Education for Sustainability for the U.S. Journal of Education for Sustainability,” which has led to the Education for a Sustainable Future: Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning. 

Sample Speaking Topics

  • Introduction to Education for Sustainability

  • Schools and Communities Learning Together

  • EfS Curriculum and Instruction for Pre-K-12 Educators

  • Designing and Implementing EfS Curriculum

  • Analyzing Student Work for Evidence of EfS

  • Assessments that Produce Learning

  • Educating for Sustainability with The Brain in Mind

  • Systems Thinking and Education for Sustainability

Click here for a listing of publications and chapter contributions by Jaimie Cloud.

Contact us online or call 212-645-9930 x 18 to book Jaimie for your next conference, workshop or event.