On Campus »

O’Dowd’s campus sustainability initiatives offer concrete examples of large and small sustainability projects that have reduced our ecological footprint, saved money, and created lasting social change. Each campus sustainability initiative allows us to practice and live sustainability principles each day.

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In Our Curriculum »

Programming in our flagship Center for Environmental Studies and Living Lab learning spaces exemplify just two of our commitments to weaving education for sustainability throughout the O’Dowd curriculum. Students get to the heart of the sustainability mission by taking a deeper look at sustainability topics and issues through the lens of multiple subjects.

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For Our Community »

Community engagement on sustainability topics and issues often comes in the form of programs, activities, events, and educational awareness. Learn about some of the main sustainability programs that we use to engage students, parents, faculty, alumni and the broader Oakland community.

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Part of Our Culture »

From top to bottom, sustainability is woven into the culture of O’Dowd on a daily basis. An intentional school value, sustainability informs the administration of the school decision making processes and it ultimately manifests itself in our students actively seeking college majors and career pathways that are focused around sustainability. 

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See What’s Happening in Sustainability

Take a look at some of the exciting things going on at O’Dowd’s Department of Sustainability.

 The Department of Sustainability

O’Dowd’s Department of Sustainability is at the leading-edge of developing sustainability curricula at a high school level. Few high schools have a dedicated department focused on recommending and implementing programs to enable greater sustainability and O’Dowd is committed to being a leader in this important area. 

Learn more about our 4Cs Sustainability Framework here.

For all general sustainability questions on facilities, curriculum and lesson requests, student leadership programs, and guest speaker series, please email  sustainability@bishopodowd.org.

For all Living Lab related questions or for lesson requests, please email livinglab@bishopodowd.org.