Sustainable and Climate Ready Campus TOOLKIT
Resources for Green and Climate Resilient Facilities and Operations Efforts in Schools
This website was designed by the San Mateo County Office of Education's (SMCOE) Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) to provide stakeholders (administrators, teachers, students, parents, community partner, etc.), within San Mateo County school communities, with the resources they need to manage green and climate resilient facilities and operations initiatives.
If you are looking for an overview to the full initiative or other resources visit: SMCOE's Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative
SITE NAVIGATION AND RESOURCE ORIENTATION
Whole School Sustainability and Climate Ready Efforts: To find resources focused on comprehensive efforts such as baseline assessments, benchmarking, full length-strategic plans, campus (facilities and operations), dashboards, climate action and/or adaptation plans, visit our "Whole School Efforts" page.
Sustainable and Climate Ready Schools (SCRS) Focus Area Resources: In San Mateo County, we have identified nine focus areas that are most relevant to our communities, and lend themselves well to solutionary action within campus facilities and operations, as well as literacy efforts in curriculum and community. Find resources pages for each focus area topic, that include: goals, strategies, and mandates; project management resources, examples of solutionary leadership in local districts and schools, and connections to community based partners serving San Mateo County Schools.
Shared Leadership Models for Sustainability and Climate Ready Initiatives: This page provides resources for how to build sustainability (aka "Green" or "Climate Ready" committees at the site and district-wide level. The page also provides job descriptions for compensated champions (i.e. Sustainability Coordinators, Environmental Literacy Specialist, etc.), and sample vision and goals for district-wide sustainability initiatives.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
The ELSI Team can provide a variety of customized technical assistance services to support districts and schools to make a transformation towards sustainable and climate resilient practices, and can connect schools and districts to partners:
For a full overview of offerings from SMCOE visit: ELSI Technical Assistance Services
For a full overview to partners who can provide services visit: San Mateo County Sustainable and Climate Ready Schools (SCRS) Partnership Network
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?
SMCOE ELSI: For a full overview of the San Mateo County office of Education's (SMCOE) Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) visit: SMCOE ELSI Overview
4Cs Framework: The 4Cs Whole School Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Integration Framework framework provides a roadmap for where to operationalize principles and practices of environmental literacy, environmental sustainability, and climate resiliency across all aspects of a school community.
Curriculum: To access general environmental and climate literacy curriculum resources visit the Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Curriculum and Instruction Resources, and for focus area specific curriculum connections visit Focus Area pages.
Community and Culture: To access resources that focus on community and culture aspects of sustainability and climate readiness in schools visit the Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Community and Culture Resources. And if you are looking for ideas for putting together sustainability committees, visit the Shared Leadership Sustainability/Green Committees page.