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.
If you would like to share your school's project, let us know!
Resources for Sustainability in Schools:
- Portland Green Schools Committee
- Eco School Network
- Oregon Green Schools
- Learning Lab: use your classroom to teach students about sustainability
- Our Planet, Their Future Educator's Pack