Vermont – Education for Change

The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont is the nation’s first K-5 magnet school with a sustainability theme.

From their web page: Sustainability:  the shared responsibility for improving the quality of life for all – economically, socially, and environmentally, – now and for future generations

The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, a collaborative partnership of educators, families and the community, integrates the big ideas of sustainability into the curriculum and campus practices.

The goal of the Academy is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and agents for change, in their community and beyond.  The Academy is an international model for using sustainability as a lens for place-based education and service learning.  We maintain the highest expectations for academic and personal growth for all of our students and embrace the rich economic and cultural diversity of our community.

Their home page – http://sa.bsdvt.org/

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