Free Green Education Curriculum

Green Curriculum Resources

  • The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education The mission of the Cloud Institute is to ensure the viability of sustainable communities by leveraging changes in K-12 school systems to prepare young people for the shift toward a sustainable future. The Cloud Institute creates educational materials that inspire young people to think about the world, their relation to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.
  • Closing the Loop: Exploring Integrated Waste Management and Resource Conservation From the California Integrated Waste Management Board's Office of Education and the Environment, Closing the Loop is a compilation of 50 lessons to help students discover and nurture an environmental ethic and stewardship for natural resources. The activities focus on solid waste and environmental awareness topics including landfills, recycling, packaging, resource conservation, waste prevention, worm composting and more.
  • Earth Day Network K-12 Environmental Education Program Earth Day Network's Environmental Education Program provides curriculum resources, games, interactive quizzes and other tools for integrating environmental issues into core curriculum subjects.
  • Energy Kid's Page Energy Information Agency This site contains energy-related materials such as history, facts, games, hands-on activities, an energy calculator and research articles for different age groups.
  • EPA Teaching Center The EPA Teacher Resources Website contains curriculum and other links to help teachers educate on a variety of environmental topics, from waste and recycling to local environmental cleanup activities. Curriculum for a variety of age groups is available, including links out of the EPA Website.
  • Florida Solar Energy Center The Florida Solar Energy Center has developed several environments and energy curriculum for use by teachers.
  • The National Energy Education Development Project The NEED program includes innovative curriculum materials, professional development, evaluation tools and recognition for schools that have implemented NEED-oriented curriculum. NEED teaches the scientific concepts of energy and provides objective information about conventional and emerging energy sources and their use and impact on the environment, economy and society. NEED materials are available for all grade levels from kindergarten through high school.
  • Population Connection This Education Program is the only national, population education program with a strong emphasis on teacher training for educators of grades pre-K through 12. Population education addresses how humanity has grown and shaped the world around us. World population has quadrupled in the past century, changing the way we use natural resources and function as societies. Population education is the ultimate multi-disciplinary field; its ecology, human geography, anthropology, economics, biology, public health, sociology, environmental studies, history and civics all rolled into one, with a good bit of mathematics to help us understand where we've come from and where we might be headed.
  • The U.S. Green Schools Foundation:This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the implementation of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable systems and practices in K-12 schools. The foundation's Website has links to curriculum resources for educators in a variety of environmental topics, as well as sites for students to visit to explore concepts of green building, solar energy, wind energy, and general energy conservation topics.