Jaimie is passionate about “the potential of schools and communities learning and working together toward sustainable community development.”
Jaimie P. 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. The Cloud Institute monitors the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability, and transforms them into educational materials and pedagogical systems that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way. As a pioneer in the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS) Jaimie is an international keynote speaker, thought leader and educational consultant. Jaimie writes and publishes extensively, and is a leadership advisor and curriculum development coach to administrators, teachers and curriculum specialists in schools and school districts around the country and in other parts of the world.
Jaimie is inspired by the potential of schools as learning organizations, children and young people as leaders, and schools and communities learning in partnership for a sustainable future. Through The Cloud Institute Jaimie has developed exemplary curriculum units and full courses of study, and produced the Cloud Institute’s EfS Framework and EfS Standards and Performance Indicators that schools are using to design and innovate their own curricula to educate for sustainability. She is the curator, editor and a contributing author of, Educating for a Sustainable Future: Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning, released by The Journal of Sustainability Education. This 70 page account is authored by, and represents the current and best thinking of forty-two scholars and practitioners of the field of Education for Sustainability.
Jaimie is an advisory board member for several impactful organizations including: The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, The National Sustainable Communities Coalition and “The Future We Want” with David Orr and Bill Becker, and The Findhorn Foundation College. She is on the nomination committee for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for the state of New Jersey, an advisory committee member for The Buckminster Fuller Institute, as well as an editorial board member for The Catalyst Journal. She previously served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, and was a founder and principle partner with Peter Senge of the Society for Organizational Learning’s (SOL) Education Partnership.
Jaimie is a mentor to doctoral students studying Sustainability Education at Prescott College, she is on the faculty of the MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts, and is frequently a guest editor for the U.S. Journal of Education for Sustainability. In 2015 Jaimie was nominated for the Brock International Prize in Education.
Jaimie also owns Miracle Springs Farm in Gallatin, NY (Hudson Valley) where her team is making goat cheese and cultivating regenerative farming practices. She was recently elected to the Town of Gallatin’s Advisory Board for Conservation and the Environment.