Welcome to VERMONT SWEEP
SWEEP is a coalition of dozens of organizations and individuals promoting environmental education in Vermont. SWEEP's purpose is to foster environmental appreciation and understanding in order to enable Vermonters to make responsible decisions affecting the environment
We welcome you to learn more about SWEEP, our members, and about environmental and sustainability education in Vermont. SWEEP members include environmental organizations, teachers & schools, outdoor educators, museums, farm & forest centers, nature centers, youth leaders, parents, and many others.
BECOME A SWEEP MEMBER OR RENEW TODAY!
As Vermont’s statewide environmental education alliance, SWEEP supports high-quality education about the environment for all ages. SWEEP serves as a network for information and resources, provides professional development for formal and non-formal educators to improve environmental literacy in Vermont, and advocates for positive Environmental Education policies and programs. We need your membership support to achieve these goals.
As a SWEEP member, you will join an incredible group of people who are invested in making EE the best it can be in Vermont. As a member, you and your organization will be listed (and linked)* on the SWEEP website. SWEEP hosts two energizing statewide gatherings each year, produces a biannual electronic newsletter and maintains a member Facebook page and listserv for sharing ideas and events. You will also be able to visit SWEEP organizations free of charge two weekends a year, through our new SWEEPing Vermont program. SWEEP is a lead partner in creating and implementing an environmental literacy plan for Vermont, working in collaboration with the other six New England states.
SWEEP also represents Vermont in the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA). Your SWEEP membership qualifies your for a discount at the annual NEEEA conference, “ Climate for Change.”
Please renew your membership or become a SWEEP member today!
New England Environmental Education Alliance
The New Hampshire Environmental Educators and the New England Environmental Education Alliance are pleased to announce the 2015 NEEEA conference: "Climate of Change." The climate around us is changing, but not just the Earth's climate. Environmental education is also in a state of flux in response to changes in formal education, social engagement, energy and communications.
At "Climate of Change," we will bring together scientists, communications experts, educators, students and others to give us the latest updates on all of these changes, and to lead us in discussions about our roles relative to them, as well as the ways that we can facilitate positive changes in our own communities.
Among the presenters at the conference will be Susanne Moser, a climate change communicator, and Cameron Wake, a climate change researcher from the University of New Hampshire. Stay tuned for more details!
We hope you'll join us in Waterville Valley,
November 8 - 10, 2015!
Roadmap to Environmental Literacy
The Roadmap to Environmental Literacy for Vermont
All sorts of Vermont businesses, organizations and communities are educating people about environmental issues, and many have developed model sustainability and environmental initiatives in their practices. In partnership with Four Winds Nature Institute and other VT organizations, SWEEP is leading a statewide effort to identify and celebrate environmental literacy in our towns, schools, work places. And what do we need to do in our schools, businesses, and communities to provide a high quality environmental education for all Vermonters? To learn more about this project, visit: www.environmentalliteracyvt.org.
New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA)
SWEEP is a member of the six state New England Environmental Education Alliance. Visit www.neeea.org