We are all accountable for our students' future
Preparing students for the future includes the future of climate change. It is not up to the next generation; It's up to all of us to build and model a culture of sustainability in our schools. That includes school staff, our parent and stakeholder community, our coaches and advisors, and our PSB leadership. We must all create the culture we want — and need. Each group of stakeholders has a role to play:
Organize and demand change from our school by meeting with Administrative leaders, demanding curricular changes, proposing school-based legislation (student council and legislature) and amplifying ideas in the school newspaper.
Model sustainable practices and set norms for minimizing use of supplies, recycling, composting and commuting. Embed sustainability across the curriculum. Support student sustainability initiatives and activism.
Parents and caretakers demand that schools prepare students to sustain themselves in a climate crisis. Join school Green Teams to advocate for sustainable cafeteria menus, school gardens, curriculum and making sustainability a core school mission.
Building a school-wide sustainability culture
Let's embed sustainability into our school mission and practices, including:
Making climate justice part of our racial justice work
Graduate Green Curriculum Concept map and more
Embed the 6 themes of sustainability into your curriculum. See school-wide curriculum (Advisory lessons, workshops...). ➤ Go...
3 R's of Waste:
Reduce, Redirect, Re-educate
What to compost and recycle in Brookline schools? What's the climate impact of our food service and waste. ➤ Go...
Community initiatives and student survey
Learn about the TAP Water challenge. Check out the 2019 Baseline student survey on sustainability.
Timeline: GraduateGreen Rollout
- September-October, 2019: Brand testing with school staff and stakeholders
- October-November, 2019: Establish stakeholder connections: Waste Advisory Council, Department of Public Works; Food Services; Librarians; Information Technology; Student tech; school newspaper; community partnerships (Mothers Out Front, Green Teams)
- Publication of GraduateGreen newsletter