Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a holistic framework to equip students, schools, administrators, families, and the community with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will prepare them to create and contribute to a world where economic prosperity, social justice, and responsible citizenship are strengthened while restoring our health and that of the living systems upon which our lives depend.

Learn more about available programs and resources that support whole school sustainability and incorporate EfS into the classroom.

Consumption & Waste

The District is committed to reducing the amount of trash it sends to landfills. By embracing sustainability principles in schools such as reducing, reusing, and recycling, the District will not only lower costs, foster innovation and good citizenship, but also improve the communities in which we live and work.

Explore available recycling tools and resources, view program data, and check for any upcoming school-based incentives.

Energy & Efficiencies

The District is committed to reduce spending on energy so that funds can be used for education. We strive to instill a culture of energy conservation and reduce the environmental and human health impacts associated with fossil fuel combustion.

Access school energy consumption and learn about what the District is doing to conserve energy and resources, including a student-driven energy education program.

School Greenscapes

School “greenscapes” transform barren asphalt and grass into stages for discovery. They bring nature to the city neighborhoods and provide vibrant environments for learning and imaginative play.

Find available classroom and school resources, update your school’s green sheet profile, and learn about existing green stormwater infrastructure.

Healthy Schools, Healthy Living

On average, students spend more than 900 hours every year in school buildings. The District is committed to providing students and staff with a well-resourced, safe, healthy, clean, and comfortable learning and working environment. It is about healthy minds in healthy bodies in healthy buildings.

Learn about the different programs and initiatives happening throughout the District and available resources to make your school a green and healthy school!

Last modified: August 1, 2017