Oregon Sustainability Board, Sustainable Schools Project

The Oregon Sustainability Board aimed to provide support and guidance for schools and districts as they endeavored to improve ecological performance and save money.

Governor Ted Kulongoski asked Secretary of State Bill Bradbury to convene a team of key representatives from public, private, and nonprofit entities to develop a compendium of practices and resources for distribution to school districts by the Sustainability Board. The team was asked to identify pilot projects for the initiative, including the the Prairie City Sustainable School project. Management of the team and other projects was subsumed by Zero Waste Alliance.


  • Advise the production of a compendium of practices and resources for school districts
  • Secure commitments from members of the Oregon Solutions Sustainable Schools Team to assist schools districts in implementing the recommended sustainable practices
  • Identify one or two possible pilot projects for the Sustainability Board’s Sustainable Schools Initiative