About the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative
The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) launched the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) at the start of the 2017-18 school year. The core foundations and purpose of this initiative are built into the initiative mission: The Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) provides support to San Mateo County Schools in prioritizing environmental literacy and integrating environmental sustainability and climate-ready practices across a school's campus, curriculum, community, and culture.
Programs and Networks
Through a variety of program and network efforts, SMCOE seeks to equip school communities with the knowledge, skills, and support to integrate sustainable and climate-ready schools practices across their campus, curriculum, community and culture. Learn more about SMCOE's Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative (ELSI) Programs and Networks below (listed in alphabetical order), and explore the links to visit program pages:
Check out Interviews with Changemakers to read stories from changemakers who have participated in these programs and networks and have led change in their school communities for environmental and climate literacy, as well as sustainable and climate ready schools efforts.