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Green Schools & Environmental Education


  • Fracking: What Educators Need to Know

    Resources to help you tackle the constroversial topic of fracking in the classroom while providing an important window into the challenges and innovations associated with powering this country.

  • Clean Energy Education

    Lesson Plans, Activities and Resources Empower Students to Make Informed Choices and Develop Creative Solutions to Environmental Challenges

  • NEA's Earth Day Curriculum Resources

  • Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly

  • Waterworld

  • Philippe Cousteau, Jr., a partner of NEA’s “Green Across America”, explores the importance of engaging school-aged students to navigate the fight to save the planet. 

  • The Guide to Saving the Earth

  • How to raise a generation that cares.

Environmental Education

Environmental education engages students and raises achievement in science, math, language arts, and social studies. It also prepares them for the growing green workforce, provides service learning opportunities with the greater community, and creates a new generation of environmental stewards.

Green Schools

Green school facilities are healthier for students and school staff and improve learning and working conditions. They also save money and natural resources, and can become a “living lab” that provide hands-on opportunities for experiential learning.

A Collaborative Approach

Green schools and environmental literacy are supported by the NEA Foundation through its Green Grants programs, the NEA Health Information Network through its Indoor Environmental Quality programs, and partner organizations of the National Education Association.


Advice & Support

Best of Works4Me: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Before you throw it away, read how your fellow educators across the country are keeping it green, saving money and setting great green examples for students.