Sustain DCSD

December 2017

Welcome to the World, Kai!

It came without ribbons.

It came without tags.

It came without packages, boxes, or bags.

Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.

Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

The Kittle family's hearts grew much more than three sizes when they welcomed baby Kai Hawke Kittle into the world on December 5. At 5 pounds 11 ounces and 19.5 inches long, Kai is the cutest little Christmas present ever. LeeAnn, Nick, Alyssia, and Kai are happy and healthy enjoying this magical season.

Happy holidays!

Green U: Bringing the Sustainability Community Together

Thank you to Waste Management and the Office of Sustainability for providing us with the grants and funding to host Green U on November 7th! We are so appreciative of Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures - especially Jolee Jones, Amber Schweitzer, and Jaime Logsdon - for partnering with us from the very beginning helping us to implement the vision.

The Steering Committee - Heather Berry, Chantel Estes, Steve Shultz, Beth Church, and Debi Knapp - are amazing hosts, thank you for all your work on this event! Sincere appreciation to our presenters, as well, for delivering awesome content:

  • Chantel Estes, Roxborough Primary & Intermediate

  • Shawna Crocker, Project Learning Tree

  • Ellen Olson, South Metro Water Supply Authority

  • Laura Gorman, DCSD Grant & ESSA Coordinator

  • Mikhaela Mullins & Judy Elliot, Denver Urban Gardens

  • Dr. Richard Wagner, Metro State University

  • Gina Mead, Rocky Heights Middle School

  • Heather Berry, Highlands Ranch High School

  • Beth Church & Debi Knapp, Sedalia Elementary

  • Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures Team - the Amazing Race was awesome!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

Green U Resources

Missed Green U? Have no fear, our rock star presenters graciously shared their presentations and information packets in this drive. Check it out!

Farewell and Best of Luck on Max's New Adventure!

Max's last day at DCSD was December 15. While we are sad to see him go, we know he is going on to do great things in sustainability. Max, you have been a great member of our team. Thanks for all the awesome work you did here and best of luck on your next adventure! See his note below for a special message to the DCSD sustainability community.