The fellowship program gives you the opportunity to launch your school district forward toward the goal of providing healthy, high-performing places for students to learn, teachers to teach, and staff to work.
At the Center for Green Schools, our vision is that every child will attend a green school within this generation. We know that to accomplish this vision together, we need to provide the tools for school districts to transform the way facilities are built and operated. Through the Fellowship program, USGBC selects and trains champions within school districts, hired to be on site for three years. With the help of new staff, districts can begin or accelerate environmental sustainability in their schools by improving a recycling and composting program, monitoring energy usage and communicating usage to school staff, implementing environmental curriculum resources, growing indoor air quality commitments, revising maintenance or transportation contracts, and so on. At the Center for Green Schools, we know that truly transformative action only happens when you make sustainability someone’s job.
Letters of Interest
The program accepts letters of interest on a rolling basis from school districts who would like to host a Fellow. Letters determine if the district is a viable host and the designated point of contact upon the group’s decision. Letters should be on school district letterhead, signed by a senior level district official, and include the following information:
- Demonstration of need
- Evidence of high-level commitment to greening the district
- Suggested initiatives to be focused on by the Fellow
- Supervisory capability of the district
- Designated point of contact
Letters should be no longer than 1,000 words, and should be emailed to Anisa Baldwin Metzger.