Inspiration in Education

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the first building in Georgia and 28th in the world to earn Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement.

Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Mohawk College has announced a bold, comprehensive commitment to climate action, including a net-zero goal for 2035 for direct campus operations and a new School of Climate Action. 

Resource for School Boards

Climate Caucus has created this Handbook for School Trustees – aimed at public school boards/districts, but lots of great resources for independent schools too, including a list of potential grant/funding opportunities

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy

HPA is another leading example of a school with a comprehensive strategic approach to sustainability across all aspects of their school, and an innovative dashboard of metrics.

The Ecology School

A leader in the US, helping children, families, schools, communities and leaders to deepen their relationship with the rest of nature, and transform how they think about science, food, and the environment.

Visit their website, and learn about their inspiring campus with new living buildings at River Bend Farm.

Listen to a conversation between Executive Director, Michèle Andrews, and co-Founder and CEO of The Ecology School, Drew Dumsch. 

Denver Public Schools

In January 2023 Denver Public Schools published their comprehensive Climate Action Plan, along with a clear and compelling dashboard. We highly recommend taking a look!

Black Mountains College, Wales UK

IBMC focuses on the challenge of our times: how to build a fair and just society within safe planetary boundaries.

EDHEC Business School, France

In order to fulfil its statement “making an impact for future generations”, EDHEC’s sustainability strategy leans on three pillars: campuses, courses, research.

Organizations Leading Climate Action in Education

Green Learning Canada

Green Learning creates free education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world.

Take Me Outside

Take Me Outside is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Canada. 

The Outdoor Learning Store

The Outdoor Learning Store is a not-for-profit social enterprise with an amazing array of resources and professional learning opportunities – check them out!

Eco Schools Canada

Since 2005, EcoSchools Canada’s award-winning certification framework has provided independent reporting and recognition for schools and outdoor and environmental education centres. Reaching about 1 million students annually, they are the largest bilingual, voluntary environmental certification program for K-12 schools in Canada.

Natural Curiosity

Created in collaboration with Indigenous educators and partners, the Natural Curiosity Program addresses a critical link between environmental and Indigenous education, supporting all educators to authentically respond to the calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Centre for Global Education

The Centre for Global Education (CGE) develops and delivers virtual collaborative learning projectes that engage and empower youth as global citizens thrugh connecting them to people, places and issues they are learning about in their classrooms.

MECCE – Monitoring & Evaluation of Climate Communication & Education Project

The MECCE Project is  an ambitious international research partnership of over 100 leading scholars and agencies. Their goal is to advance global climate literacy and action through improving the quality and quantity of climate change education, training, and public awareness.

Let’s Go Zero

Many UK schools are working to become zero carbon by 2030, but they will all need more governmental support to hit this goal. The Lets Go Zero campaign is calling for seven government actions – achievable, affordable steps in-line with the country’s zero carbon ambitions. 

Second Nature

Second Nature is committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education.

Green Schools Alliance

Green Schools Alliance envisions a world where every person is aware of and accountable for the impact they have in creating an environmentally, economically, and equitably sustainable future.

Green Schools National Network

Green Schools National Network (GSNN) is dedicated to whole-school and whole–district sustainability that shifts the paradigm needed to transform your culture so that your students become change-makers, not just test-takers, who are prepared to live in and lead a sustainable future.