Going green is not easy, nor is it cost-free, but the SF School District is taking a few steps in the right direction by encouraging schools to be a little greener. Not all of the steps may be feasible immediately. Board member Jill Wynns is right when she says that buying food from small local producers when the district is facing massive deficits will only cause more problems. There are some things that can easily be done, however, and should be done right away. Turning off lights and computers when leaving a room or a building makes sense. We teach our children to do this and teachers and other school personnel should set a good example. Just because SFUSD can’t be perfect doesn’t mean it should try to take a few steps forward. Even a pale shade of green would be an improvement.
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