- In Washington, D.C., the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and Environmental Education Consortium have informed the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission of the Chesapeake Bay Program's sustainable school goals.
- In Virginia, the Department of Education has asked experts, stakeholders, and state and federal agencies to suggest tools, resources, training opportunities and other assistance to help schools implement sustainable school programs.
- Convene state-level sustainable school meetings to facilitate dialogue and increase intentional connections among people and programs to help schools engage in increasingly sophisticated sustainability efforts.
- Increase the number of facilities, health and other related professionals engaged in state-level sustainable school meetings to inform sustainable school efforts and increase cross-disciplinary sustainability considerations.
- Support the development of school and division-level sustainability plans that outline program components and best practices. Share these plans with partners to encourage replication.
- Provide partner organizations with information about sustainable school certification programs, opportunities and benefits.
- Provide partner organizations with successful program models and lessons learned to improve programs and increase collaboration.
- Identify funding opportunities to support school sustainability efforts.
- Encourage and support the implementation of pollution-reducing best management practices on school grounds.
Two-Year Work Plan
Chesapeake Bay Program partners have committed to taking a series of specific actions to support the management approaches guiding this outcome. These actions directly address the factors that could impact our progress. More information about performance targets and participating partners can be found in the complete work plan.