A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

In 2014, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, a longtime advocate of environmental literacy and a coauthor of the EEI law (AB 1548), appointed an Environmental Literacy Task Force to develop A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy. Out of that robust process, the Environmental Literacy Steering Committee came together in January 2016 to identify the top priorities and recommendations in the Blueprint for scaled environmental literacy in California.

State Superintendent Torlakson’s Blueprint is a call to action to achieve environmental literacy across the entire spectrum of California’s students. It is a rallying call for all administrators, classroom teachers, and program providers serving students from kindergarten through grade 12, in school and beyond, indoors and outdoors, to infuse environment- and standards-based learning opportunities into their instruction.