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Utilizing the lens of sustainability

Community Education

Core to CEBE’s mission, we  host speakers, screen films, and offer workshops on everything ranging from permaculture to tiny house design. A resilient community is educated, skilled, and interdependent. Sharing knowledge and skills is part of the foundation of any sustainable community.

Interested in Energy, Transport, Food, Shelter, Education, or Direct Climate Action? Our working groups offer opportunity to learn and contribute alongside other community members.

CEBE also welcomes your ideas- something you’d like to learn about?

Let us know. A skill you’d like to share?

Our programming is ever evolving so give us a call at 739-2101.

Educating for Sustainability (EfS)
Professional Development for Educators Pre-K-Grade 12 and Pre-Service Teachers

Seal Rossignol, CEBE’s Education and Programming Director, has spent significant time in the last several years taking a deep dive into using the lens of sustainability in reshaping curriculum as well as helping educators in PK-Grade 6 transition learning to an outdoor context.


With a strong emphasis on place-based education and systems thinking, Seal works with teachers who want to engage students of all ages in practicing the skills that will create just, resilient, and sustainable communities.  

What’s helpful for educators to know is that EfS isn’t another subject to teach- it is a lens through which an educator can view what is already being taught. The EfS lens can be used at any grade level and with any curriculum and with its focus on fostering sense of place, serves to familiarize and ground students in their communities- both natural and human constructed. 

What does CEBE's Professional Development for educators look like?

Lens of Sustainability Thinking Partnerships

CEBE serves as a reflective partner to engage with teachers interested in reviewing curriculum and identifying potential connections between existing experiences and principles of sustainability. Additional ongoing support for individuals or teams of teachers to identify opportunities within their current curriculum for place-based, systems-thinking integration. 

PK-Grade 6 Outdoor Learning Modeling and Professional Development

This works takes the shape of a “demonstrate-coach-support” model to help educators gain confidence and skills in managing students outside and aligning curriculum with outdoor learning opportunities. The focus is on collaboration with staff at varying grade levels to integrate outdoor learning routines and procedures while adapting to a place-based lens and instructional approach.

Climate Education Integration Professional Development

PK-Grade 12

We will work with with individuals, small teams of teachers, or interdisciplinary teams, to weave the thread of climate education, including climate justice, throughout curriculum and across disciplines.


  • Guidance and support in developing Forest Fridays (full or half days spent outside all year round)

  • Guidance and support for integrating nature-based activities into your curriculum

Have an idea of your own related to these topics? Let us know!

Reach out:  email Seal Rossignol  for more information on content and fee structure.

Local Professional Learning Community: Join us!

Quarterly Chapter Meetings of Inside-Outside Western Foothills Chapter- Foothills Outdoor Learning Collaborative

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