Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative

San Mateo, California

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Equity Policy

Climate Education Policy

Grant Fund

Community Process

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:

  • Outdoor Learning

  • Green Campus (Facilities and Operations)

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Community Engagement

  • Environmental Literacy Funding

Policy Details

Year Created

2017

Most Recent Yearly Funding

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Total Program 

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Continuing or One-time Funding

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Path to Enactment

San Mateo County Office of Education

Bill Number

None

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