Teaching and Empowering Students to Value and Sustain Their Natural World
through lessons and activities in:
The 4R's: Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Refusing
Solar, Wind and Wave Energy
Energy and Resource Conservation
Watershed and Marine Stewardship
Equity in Climate Change Policy
Electric and Human-Powered Transportation Alternatives
Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Eating
Created by Teachers for Teachers
Integrated into core subjects
Power2Sustain is a non-profit organization that supports K-12 public, charter and independent schools in teaching environmental literacy by providing lessons, activities and programs free of charge. All activities are grade-leveled and aligned to the Common Core Content Standards. The environmental literacy concepts are integrated into English, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and even Social-Emotional lessons so that students learn to value and sustain their natural world, right along with learning the other core subjects.
At the end of the units of study, each student receives a reusable shopping bag and special fabric paint sticks and illustrates something they learned or a message that they have for their world. Empowering students with the knowledge and a voice, each bag "speaks" to the rest of us to begin to change our habits and conserve and sustain more often.
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Who We Are
How it Began
A project model for everyone
Power2Sustain is a registered non-profit educational organization that was founded in 2008 in New York City by a small group of public school teachers and administrators. This group was concerned with the gap in environmental learning in K-12 schools. They believed that all students deserved the chance to learn about the issues and begin to problem solve, and set about creating a project model that they themselves would use.
In addition to the original Power2Sustain Project, we offer participating schools the option of an additional sustainability education program such as:
Zero-Waste Lunch Implementation
Walk/Ride Share to School Program
Energy Reduction Campaign
Quarterly School and Home Waste Audit
Let us Help you Navigate
We understand the system
Part of Power2Sustain's mission is to help schools and school systems integrate sustainability policies and programs within their school culture as a whole and within their facilities and infrastructure. As public school educators for over 25 years, we understand the working of schools and education systems and are eager to help your community navigate these systems for efficient and comprehensive sustainability integration. For more information and consultation please click the button below.
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Bagito: Beyond Plastic-Free
Reusable products made with earth-friendly materials and upcycled plastic waste
Support the Power2Sustain programs by buying a Bagito. Bagitos are full-sized reusable shopping bags that stuff down into a micro-size pouch and are designed to hang on your key ring; making them very hard to forget!
Made from 100% rPet (recycled plastics), strong and durable, a meaningful percentage of each bag sale goes directly to the Power2Sustain project.
Imprint your school's logo/message on Bagitos and sell them as a fundraiser. Your school makes 50% in profits and supports Power2Sustain at the same time. Contact us for more info: Info@Bagito.co or call (831)-536-4160