Jaimie Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure, and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. We monitor the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability, and transform them into educational materials and a pedagogical system that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way. A pioneer of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the United States, she has authored The Cloud Institute’s EfS Framework, and several peer-reviewed journal chapters and articles on sustainability and the significance of education for sustainability. Working extensively with educators, administrators, and school boards across the nation, she designs and facilitates professional development programs and directs the collaborative development of numerous instructional units and courses for K-12 and higher education designed to teach and learn across disciplines through the lens of sustainability. In addition to her commitment to furthering the mission of The Cloud Institute, she serves as an advisor, board member, or committee member to several organizations with related goals and interests.
This profile was last updated on October 1, 2014