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As part of its Smart by Nature™ program, the Center for Ecoliteracy supports the schooling for sustainability movement by presenting the inspiring stories of school communities and organizations engaged in this vital work. You can help others who want to do schooling for sustainability by sharing your ideas, experiences, and lessons learned. And you can learn from others by reading stories submitted by a wide variety of schools below.

The story can describe your whole school or organization, or can describe a particular project within it. What is your goal? How are you doing it? What have you learned — and are continuing to learn — along the way? After we receive your story, we will invite you to submit pictures to accompany it. You will have the opportunity to edit or update your story at any time.

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School Story
The Hilton Bialek Habitat

A nonprofit environmental education center inspiring students to understand, appreciate, and protect the natural environment.

School Story
Ambassadors of the Earth in Riverside California

A social-benefit organization to nurture the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and VALUES essential to sustainable living in and out of school.

School Story
Roy Vizcara Elementary School

A hinterland school of South District in the Philippines that integrates environmental themes into the curriculum.

Stories

Datesort icon School Location Summary Grades
2009-10-29 Portland School District Guest Speaker Program OR Grounding Sustainability Education in Its Underlying Theory – Living Systems Theory

Teaching this foundation as a guest faculty to Middle School students.

6-8
2009-10-29 Marin Country Day School CA Food Systems; Factory, Global, Organic, Sustainable and Local

Developing curriculum on sustainability for Middle School students.

K-5
6-8
2009-10-31 Princeton Day School NJ The Harvest Dinner

Celebrating our new garden program and teaching the community about eating locally.

9-12
2009-11-02 Midland School CA Midland School – Thinking Ahead Since 1932

Where students learn viscerally that we live in a world with limits.

9-12
2009-11-02 Bryant School District AR Green-colored Curriculum

Using District LEED facilities and the surrounding areas to educate students in sustainability.

K-5
6-8
9-12
2009-11-08 Novato Charter School CA New Minds for a Healthier Planet

Fostering future generations of adults who will live sustainably.

K-5
6-8
2009-11-09 The Lawrenceville School NJ The Lawrenceville School: Becoming a Sustainable Community

An initiative that takes a holistic approach to campus sustainability.

9-12
2009-11-14 Sonoma Country Day School CA Green Index Survey in the Classroom

To practice collecting, analyzing, and publishing data around a sustainable issue.

6-8
2010-01-06 MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat CA MEarth: A place to connect ME to Earth

A nonprofit environmental education center inspiring students to understand, appreciate, and protect the natural environment.

K-5
6-8
9-12
2010-01-09 Grattan Elementary School CA Habitat HOPE: Helping Our Planet Earth

Providing a learning habitat where we are learning the importance, on a daily basis, of "thinking out of the box".

K-5
2010-01-14 Lopez Island School WA Healthy Lessons to Last a Lifetime

To expand an existing farm-to-school program for the high school to a school-wide initiative.

K-5
6-8
9-12
2010-01-21 Upland Hills School MI Discovering and Monitoring Systems in Our School

After discussing the concept of 'system' as described by Donella Meadows, my students and I decided to identify what systems 'flowed through' our school.

6-8
2010-03-15 Imago Dei Middle School AZ Plant a Seed and Watch it Grow...and Grow, and Grow....

A student-designed school that moves beyond green building to sustainable learning, economics, and community.

6-8
2010-03-25 Grace Church School NY Green Gremlins Attack e-Waste!

Reducing E-waste and helping others through technology, art, videos, a blog, and recycling campaigns.

K-5
6-8
2010-04-08 Belfountain P.S. ON Get Outside!

A public school with a environmental/outdoor/place- based/integrated approach.

K-5
2010-04-12 Troy A. Howard Middle School ME The Garden Project at Troy Howard

Year-round gardening and student-run businesses in a self-supporting program that meets state standards.

6-8
2010-05-06 Darrow School NY The Living Machine™ at Darrow School

A wastewater treatment system that uses natural ecosystems as a model and furthers hands-on learning.

9-12
2010-05-18 Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes VT Sustainability Academy First Annual Day of Service

The school community completed service projects in the classroom, schoolyard, neighborhood and watershed.

K-5
2010-10-19 Berry Elementary Environmental Science Magnet School TX Going Green

A new LEED silver school sparks a whole new era.

K-5
2010-10-26 Laurel School OH Eco!Wonder: Encouraging Our Youngest Children to Care

Eco!Wonder is a sustainability curriculum written for young children.

K-5
2011-01-11 STAR School AZ Nitsidigo'i' A Navajo Heritage Food

Jr. High Students document the Kindergarten class's visit to their teacher's cornfield and learn to make a traditional food, Nitsidigo'i'.

K-5
6-8
2011-03-29 Riverdale Collegiate Institute Ontario The Sustainable House Project

Grade 12 students design and build a scale model house that is low or zero energy and made of sustainable materials using recycled and reused materials only.

9-12
2011-05-02 Olney Friends School OH Watershed Protection at Olney Friends School

High school students work with local authorities to monitor and conserve Captina Creek Watershed.

9-12
2011-07-02 The Indianapolis Project School Indiana Improving Communities One Garden At A Time

Students built raised garden beds to promote access to cheap and healthy food

K-5
2011-07-29 Ecological Juniors Academy Turkey A Week of Ecological Study

A camp program for 8-13 years aims to introduce them to nature.

K-5
6-8
2012-12-13 Ambassadors of the Earth CA Ambassadors of the Earth in Riverside, CA

A social-benefit organization to nurture the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and VALUES essential to sustainable living in and out of school.

K-5
6-8
9-12
2013-02-13 Roy Vizcara Elementary School Philippines Roy Vizcara Elementary School

A hinterland school of South District in the Philippines that integrates environmental themes into the curriculum.

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