Dear HUSD Community,
As we approach the Thanksgiving break I’m pleased to share two updates about HUSDs’ efforts to implement more sustainable practices at our schools and district facilities.
November 15 is recognized as America Recycles Day, a day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S. In Hayward, we’ve been proud to partner with Pathwater to bring our own HUSD recyclable and reusable water bottles to every student in the district. I was proud to receive a sustainability award from Pathwater on behalf of all of our students who are learning to be good stewards of our planet. More information about this partnership is included below in this month’s newsletter.
Also, today we will ceremonially “flip the switch” on our renewable energy program. HUSD has partnered with Engie to leverage our Measure H funds by installing solar arrays at every site across our district. The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings, which will go directly into our General Fund. The new solar systems are also expected to generate 90% of the district’s energy needs. We look forward to continuing to partner with Engie’s education team to design hands-on STEAM activities that our students can benefit from. We hope you will join us for this important celebration.