The Center for Ecoliteracy provides a variety of instructional tools to assist teachers as they plan and implement sustainable curriculum. Many are available throughout this website. They include books, discussion guides, resource listings, activities, lessons, and professional development seminars and other events designed for educators.
In creating these tools, the Center is guided by a number of affirmations:
Schooling for sustainable living is not simply one more subject to be added to busy teachers' overly full responsibilities. It is a perspective through which much of what a teacher does can be viewed.
Focusing on essential questions helps to integrate teaching across disciplines.
Identifying recurring principles that tie subjects together helps make teaching more effective and helps students apply what they have learned to the real world.
Taking a hopeful, proactive approach and designing activities that engage students in potential solutions are important when teaching about environmental issues.