Form a Green Club
Compile a team of interested students, staff, teachers and parents to meet and brainstorm unique ways to make your school more sustainable.
Eco-Schools USA has a framework and ideas to get started.
Start a School Garden
Create a shared garden at school to teach kids about minimizing waste, composting, recycling, pest management, and water conservation.
School Commute - Walk, Bike, or Take the Bus
Safe Routes to Schools programs are designed to decrease traffic and pollution by promoting walking and biking to school. The program educates children and parents on safety tips, partners with local law enforcement and develops plans to create walk and bike-friendly streets. Safe Routes to Schools programs began in Marin County in 2000 and have spread across the nation.
If walking or biking to school isn't for your family, consider cleaning up your school commute by riding the school bus. In April 2016, the Town of Tiburon, the City of Belvedere and the Reed Union School District formed the Yellow Bus Challenge to coordinate efforts to reduce school-related congestion on Tiburon Boulevard and encourage local school children to ride the bus to school.
The success of this program has taken many cars off the road and reduced transit times on Tiburon Boulevard by 40% around school bell times. Purchase your annual bus pass here, or consider a tax-deductible donation to contribute to the continued success of the program.