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Google for Education is here to help you meet your sustainability goals
Build on our future-forward efforts
Leverage Google innovation to build a foundation for your school.
Teach and learn with more sustainable tools
Invest in resources built responsibly and made to last so that you can get more from using less.
Reduce your school’s emissions and reach sustainability goals with Google for Education
Built with sustainability in mind, Google for Education tools help enhance instruction and lessen your school’s environmental impact.
Chromebooks are built to last
Chromebooks are designed with recycled materials, and can be easily used by numerous users over a long period of time. And best of all, they get 10 years of automatic updates – more than any other operating system commits to today.
Innovative features like adaptive charging helps preserve battery health, while battery saver will reduce or turn off energy-intensive processes.*
Chromebooks have many parts that can be repaired, and schools can build their own in school repair programs or send Chromebooks out to be repaired.
All devices reach a time when they stop being useful, especially as hardware evolves. Schools can either sell or recycle Chromebooks via their reseller, who will often collect them onsite. (Before you turn them over to a remarketer or recycler, make sure all devices are removed from management first.)
You can also search for drop-off recycling locations near you with our global recycling drop-off points feature in Google Maps.
Go paperless with Google Workspace
Carbon Footprint for Google Workspace usage report
Get a better understanding of the emissions associated with your school’s use of Gmail, Meet, Docs, and other Workspace products.
Google Meet provides productive virtual learning with moderator control and engagement features that save time while reducing the need to travel, including for parent-teacher conferences, professional development, or to connect with guest speakers virtually.
Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, Sheets and Slides
Google’s suite of products enables schools to collaborate more efficiently while saving time and reducing the need for paper usage.
Inspire climate responsibility for this generation and the next
Programs and solutions
Support your institution’s sustainability priorities
Chromebook repair program
Extend the lifespan of your devices and minimize e-waste by setting up a Chromebook repair program.
Transform your existing Macs and PCs with ChromeOS Flex to help extend the life of older hardware.
Chromebook automatic updates
Chromebooks receive 10 years of automatic updates — more than any other operating system commits to today.
Teaching students to live sustainably should be an imperative part of your curriculum. Leverage our tools and proposed lesson plans to help educate about eco-friendly living.
Teach about the environment and take action while building new digital skills with Earth Day projects.
Build lessons around and calculate how our everyday actions contribute to our ecological footprint.
Free-of-cost science lesson plans designed to engage students through hands-on experiments and activities.
Lesson plan to help develop critical thinking skills using Google for Education tools to address the issue of reducing plastic in the oceans.
These tools can be used in everyday life and to spark additional curriculum ideas.
Explore the earth with latitude and longitude, or use timelapse to demonstrate issues like receding glaciers.
Compute how much solar energy your school can produce.
Explore data and tools for forest protection.
See how the earth has changed over the past 37 years.
Get a detailed view of water on earth.
“It’s really not until the sixth or seventh year of the device that we consider total losses, and even then we pull whichever parts we can use for other Chromebooks.”
Jenks Public Schools