Goals — Mitigate

More sustainable operations including energy, transportation, and food use.

To help mitigate the impacts of climate change, schools will need to reduce their carbon footprints. With 98,000 schools across the country, schools are among the largest energy consumers in the public sector, serve over 7 billion meals annually with related food waste, and use about 480,000 diesel school buses for student transportation--the largest mass transit fleet in the country. We will consider the needs and opportunities for schools to transition to more sustainable operations including energy, transportation, and food use.