• Energy & Sustainability in Portland Public Schools

    Portland Public Schools has a growing sustainability program that incorporates the dual approach of promoting student ecoliteracy while reducing the District's environmental footprint. We are committed to instilling a culture of environmental stewardship and encouraging action in support of the District's sustainability goals related to energy efficiency, resource conservation & waste reduction, connection to nature through green schoolyards, place-based education, and health & wellness.

    We aim to spark student's curiosity and empower them with capabilities to create a more sustainable future by encouraging students to positively respond to our ever-changing world.

    The District's sustainability team is our Senior Energy & Sustainability Program Manager and Sustainability Program Manager, who collaborate with students, teachers, staff, and community organizations to progress towards integrating sustainability into all aspects of their school.

    This integrated approach allows schools to create the conditions necessary to journey toward whole-school sustainability by focusing on organizational culture, physical place, and educational programs. 




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    Contact us at Sustainability@pps.net



    Thank you to our fantastic partners!

    Oregon Green Schools

    Portland Green Schools Committee

    Center for Green Schools


    Eco-School Network

    Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO)

    Grow Portland

    Growing Gardens

    Energy Trust of Oregon

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