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Sustainability Institute for Educators


Due to complications and uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep all our Sustainability minded educators safe, we are postponing the Summer 2020 Sustainability Institute for Educators.  We will be presenting this theme and offering course credit next summer, June 22-24, 2021. We will be providing digital resources and videos throughout the summer and for the rest of the year through this resource link and social media. Stay safe everyone, keep your distance but stay engaged.

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June 22-24, 2021

Equity and Justice in a Changing Climate


The 2021 Sustainability Institute for Educators will focus on climate change and its interconnectedness with the E's of Sustainability: Economics, Equity, and Environment. Educators will discuss principles of environmental justice and the impact of climate change while empowering learners to engage in civic leadership and action. Each day will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and resources, field studies, and hands-on experiences. Now in its 10th year, this three-day Institute challenges participants to build agency for a more just and sustainable world.


 $150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days. Graduate credit is available!  Hosted at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and face the challenges of community issues as part of the school culture
  • Recognize local resources that can support curriculum and changes for sustainability
  • Collaborate with others to empower young citizens
  • Create a community of advocates for sustainable schools and communities
  • Setting a foundation for whole school sustainability

 Keynote Speaker:

 Stay Tuned for the 2021 Keynote Speaker announcement




 Event Information

Registration Information

The cost of the 3-day Institute is $150. This includes breakfasts and lunches.  For more information, contact

Graduate Credit

The Institute may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit through Webster University for an additional $585.00 To register for credit, please contact

Event Location

The event will take place at MICDS, 101 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124, 8am – 4pm.

 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!! The organizers for the 2021 Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators are offering scholarships for teachers and administrators.

Preference for scholarships will be given but not limited to:

  • Schools with 75% free and reduced lunches
  • Schools/Districts sending multiple participants
  • Schools participating in the Green Schools Quest
  • Participant agreement to attend all three days of conference

Please contact Bailey Lutz PRIOR to conference registration for scholarship application.


If you plan to take the Institute for graduate credit contact to register.

The Sustainability Institute is hosted by:

  • Webster University, School of Education
  • EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • St. Louis County Public Health Department
  • US Green Building Council–Missouri Gateway Chapter
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Education Division
  • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

    Founding Partners:

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