Smart by Nature

CONTRIBUTOR Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability 


From the Back Cover

Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability portrays the growing sustainability movement in K-12 education, showcasing inspiring stories of public, independent, and charter schools across the country.

This 216-page book describes strategies for greening the campus and the curriculum, conducting environmental audits, rethinking school food, and transforming schools into models of sustainable community.


Smart by Nature is an inspired handbook that connects hands-on experiences of the garden, the kitchen, the table, the compost heap, and the classroom curriculum!” Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse

“Schooling for sustainability, as described in Smart by Nature, has never been more important.” Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence (Broadway Books, 2009)

Smart by Nature is must reading for teachers, school administrators, parents, and the concerned public. It is an encyclopedia of good ideas, principles, and case studies of some of the most exciting developments in education. David W. Orr, author of Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Oxford University Press, 2009)