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School Greening Tips and Links
Make a positive difference at school! Here are a few suggestions.
Implement a Double-Sided Printing Policy
Set double-sided copying as the default on your computers and printers. This can dramatically reduce paper use, which saves natural resources and money.
Buy Recycled or Used
Reuse city-owned surplus electronics, office furniture, and other supplies through the City and County of San Francisco's Virtual Warehouse.
Visit the Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP) for reusable art supplies and creative reuse ideas.
Children’s Book Project provides free, new, and gently used children’s books to schools and assists schools with book drives.
California Materials Exchange (CalMAX) is a free source of used materials such as supplies and furniture to California schools.
Visit Building Resources for reusable and recyclable building materials, including items that can turn any school garden into a creative work of art.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.