Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a national non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education.
GEF aims to identify key factors and impediments influencing sustainability education, evaluate existing approaches, and develop effective educational materials and programs to promote behavior change towards sustainable practices. GEF offers free programs that provide curricula and hands-on activities to inspire K-12 students and teachers to think holistically about global sustainability concerns and solutions.
Today, GEF’s community of over 9,200 members represents more than 5 million students who, through GEF’s National Green Week programs, learn the principles of waste reduction, energy and water conservation, green energy, and sustainable building. In addition, GEF works to empower the teachers who guide K-12 students, helping them understand and integrate principles of sustainability into their curricula. GEF offers educators the tools they need to enhance their sustainability knowledge, incorporate sustainability into education subjects/standards, and collaborate with sustainability-focused faculty nationwide.