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Resources for Your District

Check out these resources designed for district Eco-Leaders! By using these topic-specific resources, you can introduce sustainability or environmental education to your district and campuses. 

Learn about sustainability with handouts, resources, and learning modules to engage generations of Eco-Leaders!
Explore topics that contain learning and Grades of Greens recommended programs for your site facilitators to use at no cost!
For more customized support, UPLIFT Advisors can guide you through our pathway of programs and develop a Report with your Green Goals in mind.

Sustainable District Basics

“How to UPLIFT your District with a Green Campaign,” a guide to deploying your sustainable/environmental education goals.

Waste Basics

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This handout contains an inventory of resources to support campus waste campaigns.

This slide deck can be used to educate your campus students/staff on waste sorting!

Get inspired by even more Grades of Green Green Team Sorting Stations to create your own!

Environmental Justice Basics

Environmental Justice is crucial to consider in all campus sustainability efforts! Click the button below for more information on Environmental Justice and how to get involved!

Composting Basics - Get the Dirt!

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Get the dirt on compost with this handout! Learn about composting best practices and utilize this inventory of resources throughout your campaign.
This slide deck can be used to educate your campus users on composting!

Edible Food Recovery and Donation Basics

This handout provides an inventory of edible food recovery resources, rules, best practices, and recommended campus programs! Help your district’s organics and recycling efforts here.

Learning Modules

Climate Change Learning Modules

Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #1
Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #2

Waste Learning Modules

Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #1
Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #2

Food Learning Modules

Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #1
Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #2

Water Learning Modules

Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #1
Check your understanding with Comprehension Quiz #2

California Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Waste Laws

What is Senate Bill 1383?

Senate Bill 1383 is a California waste regulation that aims to reduce “short-lived climate pollutants” (SLCPs) like methane, hydrofluorocarbon, and black carbon that are released when we throw food and green waste into landfills. These gasses are super pollutants that have great warming power, they are produced because green and food waste is not properly decomposing in landfills, which produces the gas. To prevent the generation of these, this law requires that schools and local education agencies (LEAs) prevent, reduce the generation of, and recycle organic waste. Additionally, in 2024, schools and local education agencies with an on-site food facility are required to recover edible food.  

 

Grades of Green Programs to Support SB1383

Organics Recycling

Utilize these resources to learn about organics recycling and educate your district Eco-Leaders! Included are sample presentations to download and modify for your campus campaign. 

  • California Users: Check out our Senate Bill 1383 resources for specific local education agency (LEA) requirements and Graces of Green’s recommended resources for establishing food recovery, lunchtime sorting, and composting on your campuses.
  • “How to UPLIFT your District with an Organics Campaign”, a guide to deploying an organics program.
  • 4 presentations: Click on the below presentations to learn and educate your peers on your campus campaign. Your Grades of Green Advisor can assist!

 

Organics Campaign 

Get started on your organics recycling journey with Grades of Green’s Organics Campaign Guide for Districts!

Video Resources

Learn more about eco-topics by watching these videos, sharing with your campus users and peers, or utilizing them within your campus eco-campaign. 

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