Project Green gears up to help schools become healthier, more sustainable

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Get your school involved in SCUSD’s Project Green and your campus could win facility bond funding for sustainability improvements.

SCUSD launched Project Green last year to add a real-world application to classroom instruction about the environment and sustainable living.

Campuses across the district are encouraged to form student “green teams” that will conduct “green audits” of school facilities. With the help of teachers, parents and staff, the teams then draft recommendations for green improvements, which last year ranged from replacing outdated windows to installing water-wise plumbing fixtures.

Students then present their recommendations to a panel of local experts from the fields of architecture, engineering, energy, land-use planning and water management.

Winning proposals will be funded with bond money set aside for Project Green.

Contact SCUSD’s Center for Green Schools Fellow Farah McDill at fmcdill@usgbc.org for more information.