Across the country, educators, administrators, universities, and nonprofit institutes are collaborating to develop and implement sustainability-based programs. Here are a few examples:
 
International: The United Nations has declared 2005-2015 the Decade of Education for Sustainability. UNESCO has an extensive online professional development training program called “Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future.” www.unesco.org/education/tlsf
 
Vermont: The state of Vermont is the first to include sustainability in its standards. Teachers around the state are successfully using EFS to improve their students' learning outcomes.
 
Michigan: In Washtenaw County, Michigan, county funding allows nonprofit Creative Change Educational Solutions to provide professional development to teachers on sustainability themes. lgeorgia: The Cobb County, Georgia, schools are part of an effort to develop sustainability units and software on the Internet. http://csf.concord.org/esf
 
New York: The New York City-based Sustainability Education Center works with students and educators in public schools across the state on sustainability.www.sustainabilityed.org