The District adopted the Districtwide Plan for Sustainability on March 21st 2019. The plan defines what sustainability means to SMMUSD and provides a thorough pathway of how to get there. The plan is organized into categories: climate, solid waste, water, transportation, food, nutrition and wellness, energy and renewables, and education and engagement. Each category has specific implementation strategies and goals to be reached by 2020, 2025 and 2030. The Sustainability Plan is the product of collaborative efforts between the District’s Board of Education, staff, educators, students, parents, and community members.
The Sustainability Plan is organized into eight sustainability focus areas:
Through the plan development process, the District:
- Documented baseline conditions
- Established goals and performance indicators
- Highlighted current initiatives and best practices
- Identified improvement strategies
- Evaluated project costs and funding mechanisms for each of these focus areas
Below is the chart with the performance indicators of all of the sustainability categories within the plan. The below metrics and the 2017-2018 will be used to track, compare and report all future efforts.
Implementation of the plan:
Successful implementation of the District's Sustainability Plan will require top-down leadership, the development of ongoing program management structures, the allocation of additional staffing and financial resources, a commitment to monitoring and reporting, and an effective communications strategy. Together, these elements will ensure that all parts of the plan work together and that there is adequate political and financial capital to support the foundational integration of sustainability values and practices into District operations and decision-making processes.