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Earth Week

CSSD 11 Earth Week Activities

What are you doing for Earth Day 2024, its 54th anniversary?

Earth Day’s 54th anniversary is Monday, April 22nd, 2024!

Let us know what you’d like to do or how we can help.

Blue Marble

Earth Week April 21st - 27th, 2024

Colorado Springs School District 11's Energy and Sustainability program is focused on environmental education, social development, and economic prosperity.

We work hard to identify areas for resource management from the boiler room to the classroom. 

 See what our schools are doing during the month.

Since the first Earth Day was held in 1970 in the United States, it has grown into an internationally celebrated event in more than 200 countries across the globe. It’s the perfect time to remember to appreciate Earth and commit to making changes big and small to protect it.


Kids Pledge

ENERGY STAR® makes it easy for you and your family to save energy and money while you do your part to help protect the planet. Check out the energy-saving actions you can take below. Pick one or more and share them with the world through social media. Tag them with #ENERGYSTAR to demonstrate your commitment!

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7 Easy Ways to Volunteer for Earth Day With Students

Every spring, we tell ourselves that this will be the year we make a difference for Earth Day. Then, spring break and the subsequent scramble upon our return happen. Next comes standardized testing. And report cards. And a zillion different things like, oh, the curriculum. Before we realize it, it’s April 22, and we have nothing planned.

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22 Ways to Reduce Your Classroom’s Carbon Footprint

Whether you’re looking for Earth Month ideas, hoping to reduce your carbon footprint, or trying to achieve a zero-waste classroom, we have sustainable swaps for you. The teachers featured below are all making amazing strides to reduce their classroom’s carbon footprint. We hope they inspire you to try a few swaps yourself. 

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Apply for Free Trees

Groups and organizations can request free trees to plant in their communities. Planting trees is a great way for youth to get involved and give back to their community.

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Plastic Recycling Numbers

Decoding Plastic Recycling Numbers

Ever wonder how specific plastics are recycled? Check out this infographic to learn what happens with recyclable plastics.