According to the U.S. Global Change Research Information Office, education about sustainability is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry, having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. These actions will help ensure an environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically prosperous future.
In 2012, the Alliance, with University of Colorado at Denver Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development and the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, published a case studies report about Colorado public schools that have implemented exceptional school-wide environmental education programs. Now we are encouraging the Colorado Department of Education and the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and implement a meaningful statewide PreK-12 Environmental Education Plan that provides resources to every school district in Colorado. See the plan and the case studies report here.
*Photo provided by Environmental Learning for Kids, taken by Scott Gilmore of student Dwayne S. on a tour of the National Jewish Hospital as part of their careers exploration in 2006.
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