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Sustainable DCPS Resources and Partners

Green Schools Alliance

Through the GSA, schools across the globe share best practices for greener schools. Join the District of Columbia Public Schools page to participate.

Become an Eco-School

Eco-Schools USA is a program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.

Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council has a mission to put every child in a green school within this generation, and focuses on preparing students for a sustainable future, engaging communities for impact and guiding policy and investment. Find articles and resources.

Learning Lab

Project-based K-12 curriculum resources through the lens of sustainability, in both English and Spanish.

To request to receive free access through DCPS’s annual subscription, email [email protected] for first-come, first-serve availability.

Learning Lab Live

Invite industry professionals virtually into your classroom to bring real world relevance to learning. Free through December 2016.

EcoRise Youth Innovations

School-based K-12 curriculum & grant programs empower youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching environmental literacy, social innovation, and hands-on design skills.

Last year, student projects funded by EcoRise micro-grants saved 190,054 gallons of water and 10,435,734 kilowatt hours of energy, and diverted 30,106 pounds of waste from the landfill! Student-led projects ranged from vegetable gardens and rainwater harvesting systems, to battery drives, solar-charging stations, and low flow faucets.

EcoRise currently serves teachers at several DCPS schools including Tubman ES and Phelps ACE HS through an EPA grant.

OSSE School Garden Program

Garden tips, curriculum, training, grants and partners.

City Blossoms

City Blossoms’ mission is to foster communities through creative, kid-driven green spaces and innovative resources. They work with all manner of schools and organizations to provide garden programming, in-school and after-school education, field trips, community celebrations and volunteer opportunities.


Garden programming and teacher training.

DC Greens TRELLIS Project

For teachers working toward a healthy and equitable food system.

DC greens uses existing infrastructure and leverages partnerships to provide support for teachers looking to infuse food systems education into their curriculum, whether that’s in the garden, kitchen or traditional classroom.

Green Cleaning