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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.

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, kaestnern@sfusd.edu

SFUSD Earth Day Every Day Challenge 

The SFUSD Sustainability Office  Earth Day Every Day Challenge aims to instill a culture of environmental stewardship and encrouage action in support of the District's sustainability goals

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

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: http://www.sfusdscience.org/environmental-science-center.html

Contact: Liz Engellenner, Environmental Science Program Coordinator, engellenenere@sfusd.edu

SFUSD Green Schoolyards

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. For questions, contact the Green Schoolyard Manager below who oversees the maintenance and growth of green schoolyards (gardens) in the districct 

Contact: Tamar Barlev, Green Schoolyard Manager, BarlevT@sfusd.edu