Need to Do

Need To Do


Step 1: Appoint a Sustainability Coordinator

In order to comply with Local Law 41 (2010) and Chancellor's Regulation A-850 (2013), Principals must appoint a sustainability coordinator from school-based staff who will be in charge of creating the school's sustainability plan, detailing recycling, energy conservation, ecology and green curriculum initiatives by September 30th, 2014. All DOE schools, charter schools within DOE buildings, charter schools in private buildings that receive DSNY service, and administrative buildings must designate a coordinator.

Step 2: Submit Your Annual Sustainability Plan

All designated sustainability coordinators will receive an e-mail with a link and unique log-in information to create a school sustainability plan by the October 31st, 2014.

The NEW sustainability plan process will be unveiled September 22, 2014.

Step 3: Get Trained

Attend Sustainability Initiative Trainings (offered annually). Registration will open in late September.

  • Basic Training: October 14, 2014
  • Advanced Training: November 5 and 18, 2014

Go to Sustainability Coordinator Gatherings sponsored by NWF Eco-Schools.

Attend Professional Development classes through many of our partners: