USGBC Calls for Sustainability Literacy in Schools

03/27/2014 |

Students learning about sustainability.

Facility managers face an every expanding array of sustainability choices and challenges, but for the next generation of FMs, green practices could be second nature as sustainability literacy enters the K-12 school system.

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) released a National Action Plan for Educating Sustainability, which acts as a call to action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students in the United States. The plan outlines a goal for all states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy, including a graduation requirement for sustainability literacy, by 2040.

The action plan contains 11 sections that examine critical elements involved in ensuring that every student receives a well-rounded sustainability education. These categories include: collaboration, economic drivers, integrated content and curriculum, leadership, policy, pre-service teacher preparation, professional development, public awareness, research, student assessment and teacher evaluation.

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