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Ghita Carroll

Coordinator, Sustainability
Coordinator, Sustainability

Jeff Medwetz

Manager, Project
Manager, Project


students looking at pond water

“The Boulder Valley School District is committed to becoming a leader in environmental sustainability by creating healthy learning environments while providing students with the skills to address the systemic challenges faced by the world in this new century.”

- BVSD Sustainability Management System

Board of Education Environmental Sustainability Policy

In January 2010, the Boulder Valley Board of Education passed a policy in support of sustainability efforts and the Sustainability Management System.

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Sustainability Resolution

In May 2009, BVSD adopted a resolution supporting environmental sustainability, jointly created with City of Boulder, University of Colorado at Boulder and Boulder County.

These four organizations are committing to prioritize collaborative efforts in the following areas:

  • Creation of a workforce available for green jobs through career and technical education training, and teaching and internship opportunities;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reductions and climate change adaptation planning, including unified carbon tracking and reporting;
  • Identification of large-scale renewable energy opportunities; 
  • Pursuance of initiatives in furtherance of zero waste goals; and 
  • Exploration of joint funding opportunities to further implementation of all of the above.
students and families gathered at Sanchez outdoor space

On a recent Spring Saturday, students from Alicia Sanchez Elementary took turns packing dirt around newly installed wildlife displays in the open space just outside of their school, while across the way, Centaurus High School students were laboring to build new trails between the elementary school and the surrounding neighborhood.

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Outdoor Learning

There are many advantages to outdoor learning. Outdoor learning can provide meaningful opportunities for students and teachers to connect. There are also mental and physical health benefits to being outdoors​. In addition, transmission of COVID-19 is lower outside, and using the outdoors will help slow the spread of the virus​ and ​increase opportunities for in-person learning​.

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