Web Resources for Environmental & Sustainability Education

There are thousands of great web resources focused on Environmental & Sustainability Education; these are only a few of our favourites as a starting point to support learning in this area.

  • Natural Curiosity - resource about Environmental Inquiry, developed by The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
  • Indigenous Environmental Network  - a network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future - LSF is a non-profit Canadian organization that was created to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system
  • Evergreen - offers a range of services, resources and funding to people interested in greening across the country
  • Foodshare - connects learning about sustainability and the environment through issues round food
  • Earth Day Canada - a national environmental charity that provides free, year-round curriculum-linked lesson plans, activities, and programs (in English and French) that foster and celebrate environmental respect, action, and behaviour change to lessen our impact on the earth.
  • LiveGreen Toronto - tips and resources for energy and waste reduction in the home, work and on the go.
  • Center for Ecoliteracy - downloadable resource materials, including practical guides, essays by leading writers and experts, and inspiring stories of school communities and organizations across the country that are engaged in ecoliteracy work.
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation - Education - a national, nonproject organization that provides resources on Canadian wildlife (magazines, posters, lesson plans, webinars, online games and encyclopedias, etc).
  • The Center for Green Schools - creates programs, resources, and partnerships to accelerate the transformation of schools and campuses.
  • Toronto Community Garden Network - a communication hub for those interested in community gardens in the City of Toronto that lists free events and workshops as well as provides advice on how to begin your own community garden.
  • LEAF - not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest.
  • EcoJustice Education - legal organization and online community committed to defending nature and communities, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all 
  • Four Green Steps - a comprehensive, multipurpose organization dedicated to bringing awareness and solutions to our shared environmental problems. See School Program section for lesson plans and activities.
  • Focus on Forests - a program of Forests Ontario centred around getting the class outdoors and bringing the outdoors into the classroom
  • Knowledge Basket - a digital space to inform, guide, and advance Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, including Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs).
  • Recycling Council of Ontario - information on recycling in Ontatio – see “Educators & Students” under Resources section for information on reduction and waste-free lunch challenges.
  • Acorn Naturalists - specializes in the development and distribution of exemplary science and environmental education resources.