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SFUSD Sustainability Office

Sustainability & Environmental Education

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

SFUSD Earth Day Every Day Challenge 

The SFUSD Sustainability Office has created a year-long competition called the Earth Day Every Day Challenge to instill a culture of environmental stewardship and encrouage action in support of the District's sustainability goals of Carbon Neutrality, Water Resilience, Zero Waste, Sustainable Transportation and Connection to Nature. 

  • Participating schools will have access to free sustainabilty resources such as curriculum, field trips, and classroom presentations to participate in for points! 
  • Schools also recieve points for getting creative around sustainability at their schools sites. 
  • Winning schools get a cash prize of $1,000 or more to spend however they'd like! 
Click here to learn more!

Sustainable Operations

SFUSD's Office of Sustainability seeks to neutralize its carbon use, promote alternatives to the single family car commute, minimize waste generation, foster water resiliency, and provide a means for every student to connect with nature every day. 

Official office website coming soon. Until then, read more about our district goals here

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: Casey Passmore, Environmental Science Program Coordinator, 

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: Chiye Azuma, 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,