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Sustainability

The Cambridge Public School District is committed to initiating, developing, and implementing sustainable practices, with the overarching goal of establishing a long-term, successful district sustainability protocol for the schools. The district is proud to have been the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. With a primary focus on reduced energy use, cost savings, and ingrained sustainable practices, the district is utilizing the PFEWG™ model for systematic planning around sustainable practices in the areas of Products, Food, Energy, Waste, and Greenspace, providing a holistic approach to achieving environmental sustainability.

The Cambridge Green Schools Initiative (CGSI) launched in September 2011 with the aim of mobilizing and engaging school building occupants in district-wide sustainable practices.

To read more about CGSI, click here.

What is Sustainability?
planting.pngSustainability is our future. When we define this term, which was ultimately coined by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem at the United Nations Brundtland Commission in 1983, we are talking about a unification of all sectors in an effort to take care of the planet. Read more >>


What is the Role of Sustainability in Education?

sust_educate.pngAs schools, we have a responsibility to make sustainability a top priority because we have both an environmental responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet, and because schools educate students and the community at large. Read more >>