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 25th, 2015. All DOE schools, charter schools within DOE buildings, charter schools in private buildings that receive DSNY service, and administrative buildings must designate a coordinator.

Sustainability Coordinator Designation Process


    Step 2: Submit Your Annual Sustainability Plan

    All designated sustainability coordinators receive an e-mail with a link and instructions submit a school sustainability plan by October 30th, 2015. The plan includes what programs and activities schools are performing to make them more sustainable. 

    Sustainability Plan Submission & Instructions

    Step 3: Submit Your Annual End-of-the-Year Survey

    All designated sustainability coordinators receive an e-mail in mid-May with a survey link and instructions to fill out a sustainability-themed survey, due by June 10th, 2016. The survey asks questions about what sustainability initiatives were completed in your school this year.  

    Step 4: Get Trained