School Site Sustainability Facilitators

  • The role of the Sustainability Facilitators - with regard to environmental sustainability - is to promote awareness, encourage program participation, and foster an environmental sustainability conscious atmosphere at the designated site. 
     
    Meet the 2021-2022 staff members who are their school's Sustainability Facilitators: 
     
    Don Ahuna, San Mateo High School
    I decided to apply for the SMHS Sustainability Facilitator so I could have a direct voice in how we move forward in the process. As the current Facility Manager at SMHS, the team I manage will be impacted by the choices and procedures that we implement. I also look forward to working closer with our campus community to see how we can improve our current waste collection by getting the correct items in the correct bin. I enjoy learning and developing myself and by having a wider group of people to collaborate with and build relationships with is an advantage to learn and grow.  Sustainability is a broad subject. How we collect our waste, use our energy and treat our environment should be important to all of us and be in our best interests.

    Helen O'Brien, Capuchino High School
    I've been bringing my reusable bags to the store long before it was cool to do so.  I'm always looking for ways to help ease the congestion on our planet.

    Lindsay Danehower, Mills High School
    I was so excited when the position of Site Sustainability Facilitator came up! My lifelong passion is for the environment and sustainable living, so it was the perfect fit for me. I'm really excited to finally have the opportunity to implement some of the ideas I've been thinking about since I started working here over three years ago. I can't wait to see some 'Green changes' on our campuses-coming soon.
     
    Dave Emmanuel, Hillsdale High School
    I took on this role because I love the outdoors and want us all to take action on the climate crisis!

    Bethany Li, Burlingame High School
    It's our responsibility to respect and protect this beautiful planet. Interested in improving your trash sorting habits? Watch the May 26 virtual waste management facility tour with staff from Recology San Mateo County