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    Eco-Sustainability Office

     

     

  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to becoming the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly large urban school district in the country. Click on the buttons above to learn about the six sustainability focus areas and what we're doing to integrate sustainability into the district's core educational mission.




  • Join us in celebrating EARTH DAY on 

     

     

    Monday, April 22nd, 2024

     

     

    11:30am - 3:20pm  

     

     

    The Eco-Sustainability Office, in collaboration with the Division of Instruction, is hosting a virtual Climate Literacy Symposium for teachers, students, and parents. This event will be hosted via Zoom. The event flyer with additional details is located HERE.

    To submit a proposal to present a session on behalf of your organization, see the submission link and session details HERE. Proposals are due April 2nd, 2024.



  • LAUSD Greening Investments Update
    LAUSD is excited to announce that the District is investing over $450 million in new outdoor learning environments, sustainable learning gardens, nature-based early education outdoor classrooms, and the removal of approximately 30% of asphalt paving. 

    Read the announcements (available in English and Spanish) for additional details on this exciting development!


  • Braddock Drive Elementary's winning team with Christos Chrisiliou, LAUSD (top left) and Jason Stinnett, LADWP (top right)The 2022/2023 HEROES for Zero Contest Award Ceremony
    Congrats to the Award Winners!


    Top Winners (each awarded $25,000 for a sustainability project)

    • Braddock Drive Elementary
    • Lake Balboa College Preparatory Magnet

     

    Finalists (each awarded $5,000 for a sustainability project)

    • Burbank Boulevard Elementary School
    • Woodland Hills Academy Humanities Magnet
    • John F Kennedy High School

     

    Our winning teams are leading the way in reducing energy use to make their schools “Zero Net Energy” ready. Visit the HEROES for Zero webpage to see the terrific videos made by our top winning teams and to see photos of all the winning teams. 



  • LAUSD TOOK TOP HONORS IN THE ​LADWP 2023 SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 

    1st Place in Demand Response 

    “We are honored to be accepting these awards as both programs support our sustainability mission and incentives, allow us to develop more energy efficiency projects, and ultimately enhance our students' sustainable learning environment,” Chief Eco-Sustainability Officer, Christos Chrysiliou said. "A big thank you to LADWP for hosting these awards, to our energy and sustainability teams, and to our technical teams and building engineers." 
     
    LADWP Awards Ceremony
    Christos Chrysiliou (second from right)

    Visit 2023 LADWP Sustainability Awards to read more about this momentous celebration.

     
     

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    SEEDS Program
     
    The SEEDS application is now
    available online!


    ​Is your school interested in transforming a non-garden space into an outdoor learning environment? If so, then the SEEDS Program is for you! Learn more about the SEEDS Program, what is required, and how to apply HERE.
     

     
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    Climate Reality Project