Energy & Sustainability Management
Sustainability & Energy is responsible for managing utility use and for promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability for the district. Initiatives include energy use reduction projects and program, water conservation efforts and waste diversion improvement and education.
We're taking steps to "go green." That means our schools and district departments are working to be wise stewards of our resources. Learn how we are becoming a more sustainable district--and how you can do your part.
The application period is now open for the 2019 President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) program. The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K - 12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation's natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. Winners of this year's awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2020, and have their project highlighted on the EPA's website. EPA will select up to two winners in each of the EPA's 10 Regions - one regional winner for Grades K -5 and one regional winner for Grades 6 -12. Applications are due December 15, 2019. Click here to learn more.
October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch tray’s filled with healthy, local ingredients. Everyone can celebrate! This October, we hope you will take time to get informed, get involved and take action to support farm to school in your community and across the nation.
Here’s a list of sustainable new year resolutions that don’t require you to go on a diet!
- Be kind to each other. Life is short.
- Recycle more!
- Carry a reusable shopping bag
- Donate used clothing and goods
- Pack no waste lunches to save money and reduce waste
- Turn off the lights and projectors in classrooms when you leave!
- Use less water
- Volunteer for or start a school Green Team
- Participate in your schools Earth Day 2019 activities
- Print less paper
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2018, over 3.5 million children in over 100 countries took part.
Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.