Education for Sustainability:

An Ecosystem within the Ecosystem

Education for Sustainability - Philly

When people think of sustainability, images of recycling, reducing waste, and ecological systems may come to mind. But in Philadelphia, the GreenWorks for Sustainability project is about much more. It’s about making sure all communities breathe healthy air and drink safe water inside and outside. It’s about ensuring everyone has access to affordable, low carbon transportation, and can enjoy green spaces near where they are.


Bryn Mawr [PRNP? I’m not sure of the correct entity to list here] is teaming up with the GreenWorks initiative and many others to create the “Education for Sustainability - Philly” project, which aims to engage students and teachers in effort of building a sustainable future in Philadelphia. It empowers teachers and students to analyze and solve problems that directly impact their communities by leveraging existing initiatives like the Philadelphia School District’s Green Futures Initiative, and by growing a network of partnerships throughout the city that can bolster and support the work.


In its inaugural year, Education for Sustainability will convene an Advisory Committee and host workgroups dedicated to various issues of sustainability and teacher/student support.

Sustainability Workgroups

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Nancy Peter

Director, McKinney Center for STEM Education

215-665-1400, ext. 3342

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