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+-The Center for Ecoliteracy

The Center for Ecoliteracy supports and advances education for sustainable living. It offers books, teaching guides, professional development seminars, a sustainable leadership academy, presentations and consulting services.

+-Center for Global Development

The Center for Global Development (CGD) Briefs provide policymakers and the general public with background information, informed analysis and well-grounded recommendations on a range of development issues. Briefs can be downloaded in PDF. Among the topics available area: Education and the Developing World; Global Trade, Jobs, and Labor Standards; Why Global Development Matters for the U.S.; U.S. Assistance for Global Development; From Promise to Performance: How Rich Countries Can Help Poor Countries Help Themselves; Privatization in Latin America; and Global HIV/AIDS and the Developing World.

+-Center for a Sustainable Future

The Center for a Sustainable Future (CSF) is a university-affiliated, not-for-profit institution with the goal of bringing together scientists, engineers and economists to address long-range technological issues arising from the need to achieve sustainable development. The focus is upon Hawaii. Part of the plan is to enlist middle and high school students and teachers in certain long term research projects. CSF seminars and conferences will result in publications.

+-The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education offers high-quality products and services to K-12 schools and school systems. It also provides products and services to others interested in educating for a sustainable future. These include professional development, full courses of study and units, curriculum development, and consulting services. The goal of sustainability education is to ensure that present and future generations (1) attain a high degree of economic security and social equity, (2) create and ensure democratic participation in their communities and globally, and (3) maintain the health of the ecological systems upon which all life and all production depend. The website has an outstanding set of links to other sustainability education programs.

+-Development Education Program

The Development Education Program (DEP) team of the World Bank designs tools and resources to help teachers and students, principally at the secondary school level, study --- and think critically about --- the complex social, economic, and environmental issues of sustainable development affecting their countries, their regions, and the world. The site offers on-line books, learning modules, interactive quizzes and games, data tables, maps, charts, and photos to be used in learning about sustainable development.

+-Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide. The mission is to build support for sound, workable and effective environmental and sustainable development policies. EDN’s international network reaches over 12,000 organizations in 174 countries. EDN was founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970. The site offers a variety of resources and promotes participation of schools and other organizations in celebration of Earth Day.

+-Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit

The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit is an easy-to-use manual for individuals and organizations from both the education and community sectors. This resource addresses the potentially powerful alliance of school systems and communities working together to reach local sustainability goals. Together they can reorient existing curriculums to create locally relevant and culturally appropriate education. There is a downloadable version of the toolkit online.

+-Environmental Literary Council

An independent, non-profit organization, the Environmental Literary Council gives teachers the tools to help student develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the sustainable systems of the world. Resources, developed by top scientists in areas such as air and climate, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment and society, are made available in practical teaching resources in print and online.

+-Facing the Future: People and the Planet

The Facing the Future website includes extensive free teachers’ curriculum guides for teaching about global issues and solutions. The organization’s mission is to educate teachers, students and the public about the interconnected issues of the environment, population, poverty & equity, consumption, and peace & conflict. Curriculum materials meet educational standards, and encourage and support the participation of students and the public in action and service learning projects. They deliver educational resources through local, national, and international educator conferences, school district in-services, university pre-services, the website and strategic partnerships.

+-Falls Brook Centre

Falls Brook Centre is a sustainable community demonstration and training centre in rural New Brunswick. The Centre strives to promote exemplary sustainable practices through an organic garden, orchards, forest rails and promotion of ecological certification. Other on-site activities include solar and wind energy systems, a small conference centre, herbariums, tree nurseries, non-timber forest product plantings for mushrooms and ginseng and other restoration sites that provide the basis for many outreach programs. Education programs are targeted at New Brunswick students and include Children’s Global Citizenship Activities, The Healthy Living Ambassador Project  and a Global Education Fair.

+-Farmers Helping Farmers

Farmers Helping Farmers is an award winning organization made up of people with an agricultural background from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Their goal is to assist Kenyan and Tanzanian farmers to become more self-reliant in agricultural food production. Working together, farmers develop small-scale, practical agricultural projects, focusing on direct, person-to-person interaction. An outgrowth of this project has been the twinning of Canadian and East African schools that benefits students of both sides.

+-Foundation for Our Future

The mission of Foundation for Our Future (FFOF) is to support new learning, institutional change management, organizational development, research and capacity development for sustainability, using a variety of processes, next generation learning tool development, and leadership development strategies – nationally and internationally. FFOF is located at the Center for a Sustainable Future. It produces a number of materials that are of value to schools, including curriculum and software for sustainable development education and Shaping Our Future, a scenario planning process.

+-Global Learning, Inc.

Global Learning, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that translates the world’s growing interdependence into educational activities for teachers, students, librarians and educational systems, from elementary through college. Its Sustainable Development Program has been involved in two national partnerships focused upon libraries developing global awareness. It supports the New Jersey Sustainable Schools Network, a growing consortium of schools and a wide variety of organizations committed to promoting education for a sustainable future in all schools in New Jersey. The Schools $aving Energy Project conducts energy conservation workshops for school personnel. They also have developed four teacher resources focusing on the interrelated concepts of the environment, economic development and social equity. It also has a Conflict Mediators Program and is involved in promoting multicultural education. Services for schools include program presentations, in-service workshops, curriculum development workshops, conference planning, professional networking, and teaching resources.

+-Global Vision

The Global Vision Project is an international educational media campaign to promote the concept of sustainability as a global goal. Sponsored by a number of United Nations agencies, the project produces a wide array of media and books of value to schools, including a Sustainability Student Action Kit.

+-Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet offers a 10 day free trial subscription. It offers nearly 3,000 lesson plans on sustainability alone. It is worth checking out with the free trial.

+-Marquis Project

The Marquis Project delivers educational programming around development issues and awareness. The project sponsors an annual youth conference: Youth Educating Themselves on International Issues. Marquis is based in Brandon, Western Manitoba and sponsors enlightening overseas tours based upon ideas of fair trade. The project has created The Fair Trade Game, a role-play for high school and college students, to aid in understanding world economic issues.

+-Population Connection

Population Connection offers educational resources, lesson-plans and professional development opportunities geared toward promoting population stabilization at a level that can be sustained by the earth’s natural resources.

+-Read to Feed

Read to Feed, a project of Heifer International in collaboration with the Center for Teaching International Relations, is both a reading motivation and global education opportunity. This is a standards-based curriculum focused upon geography, civics and economics. Through readings, discussion, videos, the curriculum and the website, students learn about other cultures, the root causes of hunger and poverty and sustainable solutions to these issues.

+-Sustainability Web Ring

The Sustainability Web Ring focuses on the efforts of organizations to achieve sustainable development. It contains information from nearly 150 web sites around the world about how to deal with such crucial issues as: climate change, cleaner production, waste, poverty, consumerism, natural resource management and governance. The Web Ring is managed by the Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN).

+-Sustainable Communities Online

Sustainable Communities Online offers a variety of educational resources that promote education for a sustainable future.

+-University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

The mission of the University Leaders for a Sustainable Future is to make sustainability a major focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at at colleges and universities worldwide. The site contains a variety of useful items, including assessment tools, suggestions for outreach, teaching methods, curriculum ideas and models of faculty and staff development. While the site focuses upon higher education, many of the ideas are appropriate for the high school level. In addition, information on relevant topics is given – e.g., energy, food, hazardous substances, recycling, water.

+-World Neighbors, Inc.

World Neighbor’s work is primarily in sustainable development. The global education components have evolved as a national public service component and remain secondary to development activities. The Global Education Program brings the world home through a multicultural understanding of customs and cultures of today’s and tomorrow’s community and world leaders. The organization sponsors study tours, a Partner in Residence Program, a Global Education Institute and a World Neighbors in the Classroom curriculum.

+-World Wide Fund For Nature

Also known as World Wildlife Fund, WWF is a global organization acting locally through a network of local offices. WWF produces general publications, including the Living Planet series of reports and the Changing Footprint Over Time film which details humankind’s impact upon the planet. WWF produces specific resources for schools that focus upon such things as conservation, endangered species and environmental issues. These resources include projects, homework, games, lesson plans, discussion guides and more.
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