Resources for Educators

Education for Sustainability (EfS)

What is Education for Sustainability? This section provides information and research to help you learn what Education for Sustainability really means.



Tools for Teachers

Need a 30 minute lesson plan on the Carbon Cycle for your 7th grade science class? Can't find a hands-on lab to teach your 5th graders about photosynthesis? The Tools for Teachers section provides reviews and links for sustainability teaching and tools websites with quotes from real teachers! Find the best resources to meet your teaching and facitlities needs.

Link includes NYC Department of Education Sustainability Training Resources.


Professional Development Opportunities


Here you will find a range of professional development opportunities provided by CELF and other organizations including webinars, workshops and other events.



Funding and Grant Opportunities

Looking for funding to pay for the CELF Eco-Footprint Program? Here you can find information for educational funding and grant opportunities to support the programs you want to run at your school, including funding for school garden and energy projects.


CELF Summer Institute

“I found the workshop useful by listening to others and sharing ideas.  There was extreme value in the think tank of being able to sit with others who view education through the same lens.” – Special Ed/Science Teacher, Briarcliff Middle School

“I’ve been to dozens of professional development and curriculum workshops; the CELF Institute was the best of the best…. I left with a comprehensive PLAN and felt totally prepared to implement my reframed unit in the fall.” – History Teacher, New Rochelle High School

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