Green Building Council awards SCUSD a scholarship

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Student team from last spring's Project Green awards

SCUSD’s work to make schools healthier and more sustainable has been recognized by the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council, which awarded the district a scholarship.

Sacramento City Unified was one of only six districts across the nation to be honored. Through the scholarship, SCUSD will receive year-round support to maintain its green initiatives from the Center for Green Schools and from a broad network of school sustainability leaders.

Other winners are: New York Department of Education in New York, N.Y.; Paterson Public Schools in Paterson, N.J.; Fayetteville Public Schools in Fayetteville, Ark.; and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District in Burnsville, Minn.

All winning districts will work together to support each other’s work in sustainability and build strategies that can be replicated throughout the country. Districts were selected based on the merits of their applications to the Center for Green Schools.

To broaden the impact of the scholarship in the selected school districts, 100 teachers from each district will be offered an opportunity to take the council’s Green Classroom Professional certificate course. School districts may also take advantage of LEED certification coaching, in-person sustainability workshops and district-wide sustainability master planning.