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January 15, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Malibu High School Library
30215 Morning View Dr
Malibu, CA 90265
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SMMUSD Districtwide Sustainability Plan Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Presentation of the Draft Sustainability Plan, how it was developed, its strategic focus areas, and how it will integrate with education to support a healthier environment for the entire community.

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will gather community input on the implementation of the Districtwide Sustainability Plan. The meeting will include a summary presentation of the draft plan and a chance for public comment on its implementation.

The Plan
The Plan for Districtwide Sustainability, which has been in development for a year, is a roadmap for uniting existing initiatives with future projects and incorporating sustainability into the curriculum for SMMUSD students. It also outlines the integration of sustainability into district operations, resource efficiency (energy, water, consumable materials like paper), waste management (such as reducing the use of plastics), transportation, food and nutrition and other programs.

The plan was developed with input from students, teachers, staff and the Board of Education. The Board of Education will approve the draft plan at a future school board meeting. SMMUSD has been a leader in sustainability efforts, through installation of solar at many school sites and student education projects. Caroline Coster, the district’s sustainability coordinator, says the detailed plan goes much further by making sustainability a part of the district’s operational fabric.

The presentation will be made by representatives from Cumming Corp., the district’s sustainability consultant. As part of SMMUSD’s sustainability commitment, a public energy-use dashboard is now online. The SMMUSD Energy Dashboard allows people to view power use across the district by site, including the percentage of energy coming from solar, and allowing comparison to previous years.