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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. Check out our programs at www.greenthenextgen.org.

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, kaestnern@sfusd.edu

Ecoliteracy

SFUSD aims to support teachers and school communities in nurturing within students the knowledge, skills, and values essential for them to live sustainably.

Contact: Sarah Delaney, Ecoliteracy Content Specialist, delaneys@sfusd.edu

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.

Contact: Lisa Wojcik, Environmental Science Center, WojcikL@sfusd.edu

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, SheltonL@sfusd.edu

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, info@educationoutside.org