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School Initiatives

For Elementary Schools.

All activities are FREE!

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ZERO WASTE
 

School Cleanup Day

 30 points 

Organize a school cleanup day during recess, after school, or on a weekend with help and supplies from SF Giant Sweep. Email jimmer.cassiol@sfdpw.org with "School Cleanup Day for (Your School Name): Earth Day Every Day" in the subject line.

School Initiatives - Partner visits school

All grades

Food to Flowers: Composting Program Support

 Points vary 

Need help starting or improving upon your cafeteria composting? Support for the Food to Flowers Program includes dynamic assemblies featuring the SF Environment mascot Phoebe the Phoenix (she appears at elementary schools only), compost monitor trainings + aprons, curriculum, signs for your carts, and classroom materials.

Email Josephina Dominguez-Chand at josephina.chand@sfgov.org with "Food to Flowers Support for (Your School Name): Earth Day Every Day" in the subject line. Make sure to request which resources you would like out of: assembly (40 points), classroom presentation (15), compost monitor trainings (15), breakfast program help (20), afterschool program help (20), or a staff training (15).

School Initiatives - Partner visits school

All grades

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
 

Bike & Roll to School Week

 35 points 

Join the fun as schools across San Francisco celebrate the annual Bike & Roll to School Week April 15-19 and thousands of students, parents and teachers bike in “bike trains” or otherwise roll to school. Any parent or school staff member can sign up your school: pick the best day of the week and encourage everyone to roll by bike, scooter, wheelchair, or skateboard. Get organizer resources plus student prizes, stickers and healthy snacks. There’s a chance to win a free bicycle, too! Learn more.

April 15-19, 2019

School Initiatives - Self initiated

All grades

No Idling Campaign

 30 points 

A step-by-step guide to implementing project based, no idling campaign at your school. Using the fun and engaging online dashboard, students collect and enter data on the idling traffic at school and run an education campaign to affect change. The data entered into the system can calculate pounds of pollution taken out of the air and gas dollars saved thanks to the students' efforts! Learn more and register for a code.

School Initiatives - Self initiated

All grades

Walk and Roll to School Day

 35 points 

Start a fun, healthy habit for you and your children at this year's International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Join parents, caregivers and children in over 40 countries and all 50 states, who will be walking and rolling to school together! Learn more.

October 10, 2018

School Initiatives - Self initiated

All grades

Walking School Bus

 10 points per event 

A walking school bus is a parent/caregiver‐initiated group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It can be as simple and informal as several families taking turns walking their children to school, or as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of volunteers. Read a quick guide for Walking School Buses or contact Jacquie Zapata-Chavez at gogreen@sfusd.edu for onsite support getting the first one started. Please put "Walking School Bus Support for (Your School Name): Earth Day Every Day" in the subject line.

School Initiatives - Self initiated

All grades

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