Join many school district officials, teachers, and students to stop global warming and save money by taking cost-saving actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Step 1. Calculate

Read about the best, current methods for performing a district or school greenhouse gas inventory. You can't change what you don't measure!  

Climate Action Toolkit

Includes the most up-to-date resources for climate action planning.

Step 3. Find Funding

Searchable database full of funding opportunities for sustainable projects


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Success Stories

Read about The Athenian School | Sustainable Campus

Teaching environmental stewardship is a key component at The Athenian School. Students engage in community service projects each year such as programs to encourage recycling and gardening.

Read about Carmel Unified School District | Creating a Sustainable Legacy

Collaboration, passion, and a lot of hard work are proving place-based, hands-on science lessons are possible and successful for the small seaside community of Carmel, California.

Read about Arroyo High School | From Garbage to Garden

At Arroyo High School, five students led by 2011 Cool California Climate Champion Elaine Lac, started composting in order to produce a viable alternative to commercial compost for the school to utilize.

Read about Ukiah High School | BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag

Members of the Ukiah High School Environmental Club created the Bring Your Own Bag campaign to boost community awareness and involvement in reducing plastic bag use.

Read about Menlo-Atherton High School | Students Inspire Change

A group of 16 Menlo-Atherton High School students, from Atherton, CA, created “Behavior Change or Climate Change”, a curriculum used to educate students about harmful greenhouse gas emissions, lasting five weeks.

Read about Midland School | Education in “Closing-the-Loop”

Since 1932, Midland School has embraced a mission of distinguishing needs from wants at the core of its rigorous college preparatory education. Beginning in 2004-05, consecutive sophomore classes have helped to install a photovoltaic (PV) array on campus.

Read about Kentfield School District | Solar Powered School District - the First!

In 2005 the Kentfield School District— consisting of Bacich Elementary School (K-4) and Kent Middle School (5-8)— became the first public school district in California to be 100% solar powered.

Read about Chartwell School | Designed With “Green” in Mind

Chartwell School, an independent day school serving grades K through 12, has demonstrated its dedication to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through its leadership in high performance school design and operations.

Read about Wade Thomas Elementary | Student Green Team Imparts Change
Read about Windsor High School | Converted Buses Teach Sustainability

Windsor Union School District (USD) in Sonoma County is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by creating a learning environment that “prepares students to be stewards of their natural resources.” The District’s eight schools partnered with the town of Windsor to reduce water usage