BPS School Buildings as Living Laboratories:
“’living laboratories’ merge academics and
campus facilities management to provide students with
real-world skills and, for the institution, a path to meet its
BPS School Buildings as the Third Teacher:
“There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment.”
The framework is founded on the imperative that in order to be successful, sustainability requires a whole-system approach.
A Whole-School Sustainability approach requires individuals from across an organization to work together—it cannot be accomplished in a silo. This system framework is organized into the three components of schools: organizational culture, physical place, and educational program. Within these three components, total of nine principles have been identified.
Climate Curriculum: K-12 Lessons on Climate Change, created by Boston Latin School and Boston Student Advisory Council: https://www.climatecurriculum.com/
Alliance for Climate Education – https://acespace.org/
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – http://www.aashe.org/
Center for Green Schools – http://www.centerforgreensch
Green Education Foundation Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse – http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/institute/lesson-clearinghouse.html
The Green Team (BPS schools are highly encouraged to register with The Green Team)- https://thegreenteam.org
Green Schools Alliance – https://www.
Learning Lab from USGBC – https://learninglab.usgbc.org/
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental & Climate Justice Program: Reports & Toolkits; Campaigns; Publications; Webinars & Videos
National Education Association (NEA): Environmental Justice K-12 Lesson Plans
PBS Nature Games – http://pbskids.org/games/nature/
PBS Kids “The Greens” Activity Guide – http://meetthegreens.pbskids.org/features/pdf/Greens_Activities.pdf
Story of Stuff – http://storyofstuff.org/
Teaching Tolerance: Curriculum & Lessons; Learning Plans; Articles; Film Kits; Publications; Student Tasks; Professional Development
Teach Engineering – https://www.teachengineering
Waste in Place from Keep America Beautiful – http://www.wasteinplace.org/
University of California, Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC): Readings & Articles; Toolkits; Activities & Workshop Materials; Community Organizations; Healing & Self-Care; Videos; Books
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