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Sustainability Office Earth Month Competition

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. 

SFUSD Earth Month Competition 

This April, the SFUSD Sustainability Office will be launching its first Earth Month Competition! The goal of the competition is to encourage SFUSD students, staff, and parents to engage with sustainability resources available in the community.

  • Participating schools will learn about ways to reduce their environmental footprints through water conservation, energy reduction, waste prevention, sustainable transportation, and eco-literacy. Winning schools will receive a cash prize of $700 or more!

    Click here to learn more!

Sustainable Operations

SFUSD's Office of Sustainability seeks to reduce its utility use, promote alternatives to the car commute, and minimize waste generation. 

Official office website coming soon. Until then, check out our Behavioral Energy Reduction Program at 

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: 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,