SUSTAINABILITY AT CCUSD
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
Youth Climate Action
The Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) cares about the environment and its future in the face of climate change and biodiversity decline. At CCUSD, we are striving to pursue our sustainability initiatives within the framework of CCUSD’s own mission of educational excellence, incorporating environmental protection, action and justice, to increase conservation efforts, reduce and divert waste, with social equity and inclusion in mind. We are continually working to integrate sustainability in everything we do and take pride in leading by example.
At CCUSD, our Sustainability efforts are led by a Sustainability Coordinator who works with the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC), the Superintendent, CCUSD Business Services, principles, school liaisons, staff, teachers, parents, students, volunteers and other stakeholders to help facilitate our green actions.
CCUSD is the proud recipient of the Green Ribbon Schools Award, awarded in 2017:
What is Sustainability?
The most often quoted definition comes from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
In other words, Sustainability is about our children and our grandchildren, and the world we will leave them. (UCLA)
The diagram below illustrates how the Environment is what sustains life and all human systems and activities within.
For more details, please consult the EPA page.
What is CCUSD’s Sustainability Mission?
Why is it important for CCUSD to incorporate Sustainability?
How are we planning to achieve our goals?
Who is the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC)?
The Culver City Unified School District was directed by the School Board to create an advisory committee to recommend changes in order for the district to become more sustainable. This committee is called the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) and is composed of members like parents with children in the school district who also have experience in environmental issues, as well as many student volunteers, teachers and staff. They serve on the committee on a volunteer basis. The ESC is in the process of creating a five-year sustainability master plan for the district that incorporates large-scale physical changes and smaller behavioral changes into its recommendations.
How are we all connected?
Who are Our Green Partners?
Join us in our effort to make CCUSD Greener every day!