LAUSD's Gerardo Salazar, Administrator for the Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education, and Christos Chrysiliou, Director of Architecture & Engineering, presented to the Green Schoolyards America's Community of Practice for Schoolyard Forests on February 21, 2023. They shared how LAUSD is the pioneer in Outdoor and Environmental Education for K-12 Districts and the strides LAUSD is taking to meet the 30% greening goal. See the presentation here and learn more about the Green Schoolyards America here.
LAUSD Students and members of the Sustainability Initiatives Unit participated in a tree planting day with local partner TreePeople at the 96th Street Elementary School on January 29th. The tree planting day was supported by a generous grant from the California Strategic Growth Council's Transformative Climate Communities program. The new trees will help provide shade at the 96th Street Elementary School's playground, providing children with a cooler place to play and learn, while also lowering the surrounding air temperature during the hottest months of the year. Learn more about TreePeople and the Transformative Climate Communities program.