Nominations are currently closed for the Inaugural Sustainable Earth Educator Awards (SEEAs). Please check back later!

Are you or is someone you know working to advance sustainable practices through curriculum, activities, or other school-wide initiatives? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Sustainable Earth Educator Awards (SEEAs) provided an opportunity to not only be recognized for these achievements, but also win individual awards of $500- $1,000, awarding $20,000 in total.

Applications are currently closed.


As climate and sustainability issues grow, teachers, administrators, and educators everywhere are stepping up to the plate with innovative projects and lesson plans to support their students and the planet. We want to recognize and share some of these programs and activities whether they’ve concluded or are still in practice. These projects and lesson plans will be celebrated and shared on the Sustainable Earth website for other educators to aspire to and learn from.

What are we awarding?

The specialties of educators are incredibly diverse, and as such, the methods and solutions for achieving greater sustainability education are equally as varied.

We understand sustainability education comes in a variety of flavors that involve students in a wide range of environmental and sustainability projects. That’s why we want to hear what sustainability means to you, your school, or your community and what you are doing to involve and educate your students.

Who is this award for?

Any and all educators who are striving to support sustainable futures for people and the planet are invited to apply.

If you are an educator who works in the United States who is integrating sustainability concepts into your school or classroom, you are eligible to submit a nomination to the SEEAs. Plans and projects related to all subject areas, including, but not limited the following are encouraged to apply:


In this inaugural award, winners will be selected from two categories:



Here at Sustainable Earth, we are building a hub where sustainable education is accessible and inclusive for all educators hoping to incorporate important environmental, social, and economic lessons into their curriculum.

Depending on your category, please use one of the following submission forms:


Lesson Plan and Project Guide applications are not required to be solely sustainability-based. We encourage educators to share lesson plans and projects that can be used in tandem with Common Core Curriculum, including science, mathematics, social studies, art, physical education, and ELA. Make sure to respond to all questions within the templates to improve your chances of winning!

Next Steps

  1. Fill in your responses in either the sustainability lesson plan or project guide templates. (Linked above)
  2. Winners will be announced early August, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox!

If you have any questions, email [email protected]


Applications are currently closed. The entire application must be completed to be considered for eligibility.


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Students Evelyn Gutierrez, Ennery Bravo, Cindy Szeto and Taylor Howe test their knowledge of skull bones on the Anatomage table in their human anatomy/physiology I lab at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.