for a commitment to sustainability and achievements in saving water on campus
Santa Barbara Middle School has been awarded the 2021 Water Hero Award for its commitment to sustainability and achievements in saving water on campus. Over the past several years, they have embarked on projects to fine-tune watering schedules, upgraded landscape areas to water wise plants, constructed rain catchment basins, and retrofitted plumbing inside to high-efficiency fixtures. These efforts have resulted in water savings of 26% on the water meter that serves the building and upper landscaping and savings of 39% on the meter that serves the majority of the landscaping.
Santa Barbara Middle School cultivates in our students passion for life and life-long learning, a deep sense of trust in themselves, strength and courage to succeed at life's challenges, and compassion and respect for others.