Although I am not very involved in the local school systems, as a community member I have definitely seen an increase in green/sustainable living awareness being taught in the schools. One example is that a local high school has a garden program called Project Sprout. "It is the first student-initiated and student-run vegetable garden at a public high school in the United States..."-Read more about it at Project Sprout | Orion Magazine In summary, Project Sprout educates students in the high school, middle school, and elementary school all while bringing community awareness and involvement. Another trend that I have see is the increase of schools seeking LEED for Schools or CHPS certification. Both certifications have educational requirements .