The Sustainable Schools branch serves as a resource and catalyst for Iowa school districts to build a more energized and sustainable future. These Green Iowa AmeriCorps members serve as Sustainability and Operations Coordinators and work to reduce district-wide energy costs by developing Climate Action Plans and energy reduction strategies. Through our members, school districts can expect to engage their students in more outdoor learning opportunities and lessons surrounding environmental sustainability, implement environmental project-based learning initiatives, and ultimately save on energy costs.
Our Sustainable Schools Teams consist of two members, one Sustainability Education Coordinator and one Sustainability Operations Coordinator. Each host site supplies their own coordinator job descriptions, but the following is the basis of each position:
The Sustainability Education Coordinator focuses on environmental education within the host site and host site community.
The Sustainability Operations Coordinator focuses on the physical sustainability within the school district, and how to increase this initiative overall.