Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation - Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Establishing sustainability as an integral part of every child’s K-12 learning experience.

Young Voices for the Planet Films are Now Part of CELF

CELF’s focus on student-led, project-based inquiry has combined with Young Voices’ groundbreaking films and curricula to amplify and empower student voices. 

Explore Zero-Waste Strategies for Your School Community

On June 12, 2024, CELF will co-host a Zero-Waste Education Summit on the Rice University campus in Houston. Join us to explore strategies for pursuing zero-waste initiatives in your school community.

During this collaborative one-day summit, participants will explore practical strategies and community resources for integrating interdisciplinary, standards-aligned sustainability and zero-waste activities in classrooms.

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste will launch its new Solutions Model Playbook for school zero-waste programs to help school leaders plan and finance these important initiatives.

CELF Professional Learning Customized for Your District

The concepts of sustainability are universal, but every district and school starts from a different place. Whether you have a handful of knowledgeable teachers, one enthusiastic administrator or a new green building, CELF can help you take the next steps toward infusing your curriculum and school culture with education for a sustainable and equitable future.

Using a proven framework strategically developed to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and current K-12 best practices in place-based education and project-based-learning, CELF provides educators with practical and valuable curricular access points.

Preparing Future Citizens & Leaders

CELF’s integrated approach transforms learning into an authentic exploration of real-world problems, centered in and around the school community. Using sustainability as a guiding framework, we help schools embed place- and project-based learning into existing curriculum, across all subject areas. 

What is Education for Sustainability (EFS)?

EFS helps students understand the interconnectedness of the environment, economy, and society, and provides them with the skills, perspectives, values and knowledge to make responsible decisions for building a sustainable future.

Our Programs

Since its inception, CELF has provided consulting services, professional learning programs and student experiential learning opportunities with a goal of making sustainability education an integral part of the K-12 learning experience. 


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Invest in a Sustainable Future

Our programming relies on support from generous donors like you.

Join us for our upcoming Summer Institutes in New York and Texas.Register Today.
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