Jennifer Seydel and David Sobel on Whole School Sustainability

Key Points

  • Sustainability is balancing people, profit, planet. The triple bottom line is being translated by GSNN into language that K12 will understand and implement.

  • Civic action and civic change must be a core part of the curriculum.

Whole School Sustainability

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by Jennifer Seydel and David Sobel, co-authors of the new book Trailblazers for Whole School Sustainability.

Jenny is the Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network and has decades of experience in the classroom and building new green schools around the world. 

David is an avid writer and speaker on outdoor education and play-based learning and is the Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England.

Let’s listen in as they discuss schools that focus on sustainability as a core part of their mission. 

In a lot of cases, it starts with just a couple of teachers who are really passionate about place-based education.

David Sobel

A 10000 mile journey begins with one step.

Jennifer Seydel


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