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Sustainability & Environmental Education

SFUSD has a robust sustainability program that incorporates the twin goals of promoting student ecoliteracy while reducing the District’s environmental footprint. 

Sustainable Operations

SFUSD seeks to reduce its utility use, promote alternatives to the car commute, and minimize waste generation.

Contact: Nik Kaestner, Director of Sustainability,

Environmental Science Center

SFUSD partners with the National Parks Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to provide no-cost, place-based environmental education for students at Fort Funston and local parks. Find out more:

Contact: Lisa Wojcik, Environmental Science Center,

Bond Green Schoolyard Program

San Francisco voters have allocated over $12 million to fund green schoolyards, which provide an outdoor classroom for standards-based teaching, interaction with the natural environment, and opportunities for hands-on learning.

Contact: Lori Shelton, Sr. Project Manager,

Education Outside

Education Outside (formerly SF Green Schoolyard Alliance) seeks to transform public education by engaging students, teachers, families, and communities in the process of transforming urban asphalt schoolyards into models of hands-on, 21st century learning. 

Contact: Education Outside,