Conservation on Campus


When it comes to sustainability in our community, Castilleja leads by example.


By minimizing our environmental footprint and integrating environmental education into our curriculum, we plant the seed of conservation activism in the next generation of leaders.

40%

trash reduction after installing new recycling and composting receptacles

Replaced old classroom light fixtures to accommodate energy-efficient lightbulbs

86%

savings achieved after changing outdoor lamps to LED lights
Added automation controls to HVAC system

2009  

Since 2009, Castilleja has reduced its consumption of gas by 30%, electricity by 35%, and water by over 65%
Converted the Circle lawn to water-saving artificial turf

100

pounds of produce grown in campus garden used in school meals
Switched out all faucets and toilets for low-flow, water-saving technologies
Installed rain barrels in campus’s edible garden spaces
   

 

Affiliations


International Green Schools Alliance

 


Certified Palo Alto Green Business