CELF builds partnerships with many organizations as we develop programs and client services. We work with the partners below on a regular basis.
Shelburne Farms Sustainable Schools Project
Sustainable Schools Project is a dynamic model for school improvement and civic engagement designed to help schools use sustainability as an integrating context for curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices. CELF partners with the SSP on professional development and consulting througout the year, including summer teacher training in NYC and at the CELF Summer Institute.
Creative Change Educational Solutions
CELF partners with this Michigan-based curriculum development organization on many national projects. Susan Santone, CCES’s Executive Director, has been a curriculum consultant and facilitator for the CELF Summer Institute since 2006.
The Global Footprint Network
The Global Footprint Network is the leading think tank behind ecological footprinting science. The Network uses National Footprint Accountsto measure the ecological resource use and resource capacity of 150 nations, generating footprints from 1961 to the present, based on approximately 5,400 data points per country per year. CELF's partnership with GFN provides our school Eco‑Footprint Program with the most current ecological footprint science, research and methodologies.
Green Schools Alliance
GSA is an inclusive, global peer-to-peer network of “schools guiding schools,” working together to address environmental and climate challenges through sharing and implementing best practices and connecting students to nature.
Manhattanville College School of Education
CELF partners with Manhattanville College to present the CELF Summer Institutes: Educating for a Sustainable Future. The partnership allows participants to obtain in-service or graduate credits for the participating institute.
Manhattanville College educates candidates to become ethically and socially responsible teachers, administrators and school leaders.
National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is the largest conservation organization in America that works to protect wildlife and their habitat, restore and maintain healthy ecosystems, and strives to educate and inspire Americans to safeguard the country’s natural heritage. They also aim to reconnect children to the natural world in order to foster appreciation for wildlife and nature.
Eco-Schools is an international program for environmental education and management, which aims to raise students' awareness of sustainable development issues through classroom study as well as school and community action.
NYC Department of Education
The NYC DOE manages the public school system in New York City and serves more than 1.1 million students and their families in over 1,700 schools.
Cornell University - Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
CCEDC works to extend the educational resources of Cornell University and the New York State Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Ecology and Veterinary Medicine, the Land Grant university system and other educational institutions, to the people of Dutchess County to foster economic, social and environmental improvement of its individuals, families and communities. CELF partnered with CCEDC on STEM professional development for Yonkers Public Schools teachers.
CELF partners with Pace University to present CELF’s Student Programming, including the CELF Students for a Sustainable Future EXPO.
CELF works with Simmons College in Boston, MA to present CELF's Boston Summer Institutes to generate curriculum for a change.
Boston Latin School
Through our annual Summer Institute hosted at the Boston Latin School, CELF joined forces with the BLS Youth CAN program: A student run organization that works to bring together a variety of youth groups to address global climate change and spread awareness about environmental issues. Together with CELF lessons were created that will become part of the MA Education for Sustainability (EfS) Campaign: a grass-roots, student-led effort to incorporate sustainability into the Massachusetts school curriculum.
Boston Department of Education
The Boston Department of Education controls the public school district of Boston Massachusetts. It is the oldest public school systems in America.
Green Schools of Westchester
The Green Schools Coalition of Westchester is a coalition of public and independent schools that seeks to advance education and best practices for sustainability in the schools and communities across Westchester County.
Vestergaard Frandsen is a Europe-based international company specialising in complex emergency response and disease control products. It is guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model, whose "profit for a purpose" approach has turned humanitarian responsibility into its core business. Their commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) drives our business objectives and provides the impetus for our continued focus on saving lives.
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P)
Net proceeds of each paper bag purchased at the Mamaroneck A&P will be donated to CELF to further their education for sustainability programs in Westchester. This partnership was established ahead of the Village of Mamaroneck’s new law banning the use of non-biodegradable bags in area retail stores, which will take effect on March 31, 2013. As of this date, A&P will discontinue the use of plastic bags to comply with the law and will instead offer shoppers a variety of convenient and environmentally friendly bagging options.