Jaimie P. Cloud

Jaimie P. Cloud


Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. We monitor the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability, and transform them into educational materials and a pedagogical system that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way. Cloud is a pioneer of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the U.S. She writes and publishes extensively, and consults, coaches and teaches in schools and school districts around the country and in other parts of the world. She has developed exemplary curriculum units and full courses of study, and has produced an EfS framework and a set of EfS Standards and Performance Indicators that schools are using to design and innovate their own curricula to educate for sustainability. Jaimie is a Founder and Principle Partner with Peter Senge of the Society for Organizational Learning’s (SOL) Education Partnership. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of The Buckminster Fuller Institute and a reviewer for the BFI Fuller Challenge. She serves on the advisory board of “The Future We Want” and the National Sustainable Communities Coalition with David Orr and Bill Becker. She also served for six years on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. Recently, Ms. Cloud joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Faculty of the MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts. She will serve as a Mentor for Doctoral Students studying Sustainability Education at Prescott College, and as guest editor of the Spring and Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 issues of the U.S. Journal of Education for Sustainability. Additionally she has been named as a Nominee for the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education.

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Systems Thinking Concepts for Environmental Education

The goal of education for sustainability (EFS) is “to develop in young people and adults new knowledge and new ways of thinking needed to…