Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative
San Mateo, California
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Outdoor Learning in Schools
Early Childhood Education
The San Mateo County Office of Education created the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative which targets educators to encourage environmental literacy, and prepares leaders to develop a “climate-ready mindset” within the school’s culture, community, and curriculum.
The San Mateo County Office of Education was the first in the state of California to implement such an initiative, so they piloted several programs to ensure the initiative would be helpful and appropriate for their community. They also designed this initiative as a model that could be replicated in other county offices of education.
This initiative puts together resources in the following categories to support stakeholders in a whole-school integration:
Green Campus (Facilities and Operations)
Curriculum and Instruction
Environmental Literacy Funding
Most Recent Yearly Funding
Continuing or One-time Funding
Path to Enactment
San Mateo County Office of Education