Green education is a curriculum loosely based around environmentalism and sustainability. Green education can be found at all levels of education such as elementary, middle, high school all the way up to colleges and universities.
Green education also refers to green techniques to lower the carbon footprint of educational institutions. This could be anything from instituting a paperless office, compositing on campus, to shifting courses online in place of in person learning to cut down on transportation and land use. Educational websites like Global Finance School are leaders in green eduction.
Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization that provides sustainability education resources for Pre K-12 classrooms and youth groups nationwide. GEF believes that what is healthy for the environment is healthy for kids, and promotes learning opportunities that develop sustainable habits of environmental stewardship in children and their communities. GEF couples standards-based curricula with active participation, acknowledging that children learn best through hands-on activities that enhance their critical thinking skills. GEF’s National Green Week mobilizes millions of students each year to participate in eco-challenges that empower school communities to achieve measurable and sustainable goals in waste reduction and energy conservation.