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Overview of California's Enviromental Priciples and Concepts


California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), signed into law in 2003 required on the State to: develop Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&C) to complement the State’s academic content standards.


The EP&C's provide guidance for the selection criteria for adopted instructional materials in science, history/social science, English/language arts and mathematics. The State has also designed, developed and disseminated a K-12 standards-based curriculum to teach these EP&C to California’s K-12 students. 

Click on the links below to learn more about EEI's five Environmental Principles:

EEI has also organized its materials based on environmental topic areas such as: Air, energy, Oceans, Recycling, etc.  To see the environmental topic map, click here .

To learn more about EEI, visit the California Environmental Protection Agency's website: