Gen:Thrive is a collaborative initiative that provides shared data and technology tools to accelerate sustainability education and advance health, equity and climate resilience in K–12 schools.

Gen:Thrive offers a data-driven approach to explore local community needs, identify partnership opportunities, and amplify resources focused on environmental literacy, climate justice, healthy school buildings, outdoor learning, and green workforce development.

Joining forces across all states and sectors, Gen:Thrive aims to provide our field with the tools, information, and insights needed to foster the next generation of resilient sustainability leaders.

How to Use These Resources

Service Providers

  • Explore community needs including health, equity and climate risks
  • Discover opportunities for strategic collaborations 
  • Learn how your K12 offerings relate to other programs

Educators

  • Access a comprehensive directory of K12 environmental resources
  • Strengthen place-based learning and climate resilience with classroom tools
  • Understand the types of programs offered in your region and gaps in environmental education services

Community

  • Examine connections between K12 schools, climate, equity, and health
  • Identify trends and gaps of program offerings in your region 
  • Explore local and state policies and resources for K12 climate action

The State of K—12 Green Schools & Sustainability Education

Gen:Thrive is growing every day, as it is enriched with fresh data sets, new national programs and resources, and local maps and directories developed in collaboration with state partners.

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State Partners

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Service Providers

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Programs & Resources

Tools and Resources

Discover community needs and explore the intersection of K–12 schools, equity, climate risks, pollutants, health, green jobs, policy, and other data sets using our robust ArcGIS maps and network analysis tools.

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Climate, Equity & Education Map

Uncover needs and opportunities at the intersection of K12 schools, equity, climate risks, pollutants, health, green jobs, and other data sets using our robust interactive map.

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Interactive Directories

Explore and compare state policies that address green schools and K12 climate resilience across the United States. These directories are the result of a research project furthered by the Aspen Institute’s K12 Climate Action Initiative and EcoRise.

Educational Resources

Search our database for programs and filter by region, environmental topics, offerings, ages served, and more. The database allows for viewing and exporting field-trend visualizations as well as contact information.

K–12 Programs & Resources

Select a theme below to explore related K12 programs and resources. Every day we are adding new providers, so check back often to see which states and organizations are now participating.

Thank you to our allies and supporters!