Sustainability

New SC Designation & Plan!

Designate your Sustainability Coordinator by September 30 and submit your sustainability plan by October 31!

New Guidance Documents!

Are you interested in putting a green roof or solar array on your school? Read these guides first before jumping into a complicated and lengthy process.

Sustainability Initiative Trainings

We offer two types of training to help school personnel work towards the DOE’s goals for energy and water conservation, waste management, ecology, and the integration of sustainability concepts into the curricula.



Energy


Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from DOE buildings and schools 30% by 2017



Waste


Achieve a citywide DOE diversion rate of 30% by 2017



Participate in citywide green initiatives, contests, and programs for students & schools





Water


Provide programs to reduce water consumption and increase water efficiency