Sustainable Schools

SCUSD Sustainable Schools Initiative

Overview

Here at SCUSD we are taking the next step beyond ‘green’ and introducing our Sustainable Schools Initiative. The Sustainable Schools Initiative will not only address resource conservation and building construction but it will also dive deep into the culture of our District. The Sustainable Schools Initiative will focus on behavior and school systems by providing our staff with tailored materials and methods that create more hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for our students. Through this initiative students will have an improved understanding of the world around them and will be better equipped to succeed in a career or higher education institution after graduation. 

Schools can participate in the Sustainable Schools Initiative in two different ways: guided or unguided.

Guided participation will follow along with the Project Green format with a scheduled theme, timeline of events and one-on-one mentoring. More information on Project Green 2018

Unguided participation is at the school’s leisure but they must assign a sustainability adviser and report annually on their accomplishments by updating their Sustainability Schools Profile. Unguided participants will still be able to attend professional development opportunities but may have limited access to provided curriculum. 

Project Green allows participants to play a vital role in the development, design, and implementation of projects that will transform the site for the benefit of the environment, staff, stakeholders, community, and especially for the students. Project Green allows students to learn, develop, and implement designs that not only support, but also improve resource conservation, environmental sustainability, and cleaner and healthier student life. 

Components 

     Operations Guide  

     Curriculum 

     Professional Development 

     School Profiles 

     Utility Data Dashboard