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School Initiatives

For Middle and High Schools.

All activities are FREE!

Jump to:  Carbon Neutrality  |  Water Resilience  |  Zero Waste  |  Sustainable Transportation  |  All

CARBON NEUTRALITY
 

Organize an Energy Campaign

 30 points 

Information and tools to design and organize an energy conservation campaign at your school. Preview the unit and contact Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org for full access. In-person support from SEI is available for schools who wish to start a campaign!

School Initiatives - Self initiated

High School

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WATER RESILIENCE
 

Organize a Water Campaign

 30 points 

Information and tools to design and organize a water conservation campaign at your school. Preview the unit and contact Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org for full access. In-person support from SEI is available for schools who wish to start a campaign!

School Initiatives  - Self initiated

High School

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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

Organize a Zero Waste Campaign

 30 points 

Information and tools to design and organize a zero waste campaign at your school. Preview the unit and contact Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org for full access. In-person support from SEI is available for schools who wish to start a campaign!

School Initiatives  - Self initiated

High School

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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

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ALL
 

Start an Action Team and Do School Based Projects

​ 40 points  Applicable for points toward any sustainability goal

We can make a big impact on climate change when we work together. Action Teams are youth-led school clubs committed to cutting carbon, pushing for policy changes, and raising climate awareness. Over the years at ACE, we’ve seen Action Teams accomplish some incredible things: from kickstarting recycling at school, to solarizing homes, to organizing 200+ people climate summits! Learn more.

School Initiatives  - Self initiated

Grades 7-12

Organize a School Sustainability Fair

​ 45 points  Applicable for points toward any sustainability goal

Tips and tools for creating an engaging school event that promotes sustainability through hands-on educational activities. Preview the unit and contact Nicole at energizeschools@seiinc.org for full access.

School Initiatives  - Self initiated

High School

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