Aug
4
Aug 6

Sustainability Education Conference - The Cloud Institute

  • Omega Institute
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Cost: Tier 1 $370/ Tier 2 $295/ Tier 3 $220/ Tier 4 $145 

Here in the Hudson Valley—with our fertile land, clean water, and emerging local economy—we are uniquely poised to transition away from unsustainable social, economic, and environmental practices to a more regenerative way of life. A large obstacle, and great opportunity, resides in the gap between our future aspirations and what our current structures are able to produce—from knowledge, understanding, and skills to the mindsets of our children and our communities.

This August, we invite you to join us for an inaugural gathering of educators, administrators, business leaders, parents, students, and community-based organizations from the Hudson Valley and beyond to explore the potential for our schools and communities to learn and work together toward a shared and intentional future.

Through presentations, group discussions, and focused breakout sessions, we look at a whole-school approach to education—from curriculum and instruction to facilities and grounds—nested within whole communities, and how the two can be more deeply integrated and serve as resources for one another.

Using the Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework, the successful Sustainable Jersey for Schools initiative, and other case studies, we explore the power of learning and the creative potential of our youth, and continue to identify how to best support our next generation of leaders.

Those from outside the Hudson Valley are welcome to join us to share insights and experiences and bring new understandings back home.

Presenters:

Jaimie P. Cloud is founder and president of the Cloud Institute and author of the Education for Sustainability framework.

John Henry, MA, is the STEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist for the New Jersey School Boards Association.

Laura Weiland, MS, is director of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).

Heather McCall, AICP, is director of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program at College of New Jersey’s Sustainability Institute.

David Levine is cofounder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council.

Presenters are subject to change. 

Aug
6
Aug 11

Summer Curriculum Design Studio: Educating For A Sustainable Future - The Cloud Institute

  • Omega Institute

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Cost: $495 + 33 for materials per person PLUS Accommodations

(Prices vary see: Accommodations

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework is an evidence-based, transformative learning process developed by the Cloud Institute. It is based on systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.

Instead of teaching kids about sustainability, it teaches them the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind required to become responsible citizens who can achieve economic prosperity and restore the health of all living systems.

In this 5-day design studio, educators, administrators, and program designers learn how to design and embed EfS into curriculum, assessments, and programs.

In a structured context, you get access to expertise, coaching, resources, and tools to design elegant curricula for classroom use, create protocols for professional development, or lay out action plans to implement EfS in schools and communities.

Through working sessions, learning circles, coaching, peer review, and optional workshops, you are supported as you create and develop units and   protocols that educate for sustainability. 

Save $100 on Educating for a Sustainable Future when you register for the Sustainability Education Conference. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.


Green Schools National Conference - Green Schools National Network
Mar
21
Mar 22

Green Schools National Conference - Green Schools National Network

  • The Westin Peachtree Plaza

This year’s Green Schools Conference and Expo will be held in Atlanta, GA, from March 21 – 22, 2017 and will bring together hundreds of green school leaders, educators, administrators, advocates, practitioners and enthusiasts from across the nation. This event presents a unique opportunity for the brightest and most influential individuals in the fields of education, building design and construction, facilities management, public administration, and more, to gather, share, and learn from one another while advancing the green schools movement.


For more information and to register to attend, please visit http://greenschoolsconference.org/.

 

Jan
24
Feb 28

Grant Funding for New Jersey Municipalities - Sustainable Jersey For Schools

  • Sustainable Jersey for Schools
 
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Applications are due on February 28, 2017 for the Sustainable Jersey Small Grant program, which provides opportunities for municipalities to implement sustainability projects. Funded by the PSEG Foundation, this municipal cycle will award four (4) $20,000, eight (8) $10,000 and twenty (20) $2,000 grants to support efforts related to Sustainable Jersey actions.

For more info: http://bit.ly/2hg3puJ