Project Green is accepting submissions

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Project Green, an innovative SCUSD initiative that awards bond measure money to student-led green teams working to make their schools more sustainable, is accepting submissions.

Now in its fourth year of implementation, Project Green encourages students — in teams with teachers and parents — to learn about sustainable living by conducting green audits of their campuses.

The audits are then used to craft student recommendations for facility upgrades that will improve energy and water efficiency and make campuses healthier places for students to learn and staff to work.

At an annual showcase event held on Earth Day, teams present their ideas to a panel of community experts that use rubrics to analyze the presentations.

Last year, 18 schools and the A. Warren McClaskey Adult Center were awarded allocations of Measure Q bond funds at the Project Green culmination event held May 13 at A.M. Winn Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School.

The top allocation — $120,000 — was awarded to the green team at Bret Harte Elementary School. The money that will be used to install Solatubes in classrooms to provide natural sunlight and reduce energy costs.

Phoebe Hearst and Crocker-Riverside elementary schools were allocated $100,000 each.

Project Green is open to all schools, and is now currently accepting new team submissions for the 2015-16 award competition, totaling $1 million.
Please download the flyer for more information.