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


Make a Disaster and Resiliency Plan:


Success Stories

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 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.

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Read about American Canyon High School | Educating with the Environment in Mind

When school staff and officials at the Napa Unified School District got together with the Board of Education, they envisioned a campus that offered a dynamic learning environment. With the opening of American Canyon High School (ACHS) in fall 2010, they achieved just that and much more.

Read about Sacred Heart School | Schooling in the First LEED for Schools Program

An independent Roman Catholic school serving grades preschool through 12, Sacred Heart School is the first school to obtain LEED Platinum certification under the LEED for Schools program.

Read about High Tech High Chula Vista | Education with the Environment in Mind

High Tech High Chula Vista (HTHCV) is the newest campus to the High Tech High cadre of public charter schools.

Read about Cool the Earth | Action Grows From Education

After concerned parent Carleen Cullen saw the movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” she was inspired to make a difference in her community, starting with K-8 students.

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