Education for Sustainability Framework
What is Education for Sustainability (EfS)? Education for Sustainability (EfS) is defined as a transformative learning process that equips students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge, awareness and ways of thinking to achieve a truly sustainable future. Bringing a whole-systems approach to education, EfS attends to the individual learner, classroom environment, curriculum, learning institution, and wider community at large.
The Sustainability Institute is proud to be collaborating with Jaimie Cloud, a global educator and pioneer of Education for Sustainability (EfS) from the Cloud Institute. We are partnering with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, which has been leading the work of embedding sustainability into curriculum from K-12 in the United States over the past two decades. You can download the detailed Cloud Institute framework here.
The Cloud Institute has also developed Standards, Performance Indicators and Assessment Guidelines for embedding EfS into curriculum, all without need for additional class time. [For more information on the movement, download the EfS Infographics PDF]