Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Wendy Church
  • Laura Skelton
Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 4)


Examples of education for sustainability are emerging in a variety of situations throughout the country. At the classroom level, teachers are using sustainability as a context for teaching core subjects as well as teaching sustainability as its own subject. Sustainability can also provide a context for classroom projects, allowing students to apply academic knowledge and skills in order to solve real problems and provide authentic community service. A number of schools and several school districts are focusing on sustainability-centered learning themes that integrate disciplinary learning. Infusing sustainability into the curriculum can result in students becoming more engaged in classroom learning, building twenty-first century skills, and connecting to their community.


Student Engagement English Language Learner Global Sustainability Energy Efficiency Program Curriculum Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facing the FutureSeattleUSA

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