APS: Natural & Renewable Resources
Weekly Newsletter: December 18th, 2015
What a year!
Well, another great semester is wrapping up and I'm happy to announce this competition has resulted in our biggest savings yet! Final numbers won't be available until late January, but I'm confident to say that our students, staff, and HVAC teams are responsible for more than $200,000 in energy cost savings this semester!
Of that $200K, 20% (that's more than $40,000...) will be awarded back to those schools that supported and promoted student-led efforts geared towards making positive changes at their school as well as a demonstrated reduction in overall energy use.
HOWEVER, the competition is not over until December 31st and it's up to you all to keep the momentum going by reminding fellow teachers and staff to turn off and unplug for Winter Break STARTING THIS THURSDAY! The "OFF" switch is there for a reason!
No need to leave your mini-fridge plugged in over Break (who still uses a mini-fridge anyway? That is soooo 1923).
As always, thank you for sharing your time and talent with our students and without further adieu, here's a list of Green Star stats for 2015.
Looking forward to working with you all and going green in 2016!
$203,389 (and counting) in Energy Costs Savings
40,296 Pounds* of Food Recovered & Donated
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*Since July 2015, AWCPA has partnered with We Don't Waste to donate uneaten/unopened Breakfast in the Classroom Food to local shelters.
$33,810 Rewarded to Student Clubs
1,316 (at least) Light Switch Tags Created
329 Change Makers (a.k.a student participants)
84 Recycle Bins
3 Public Service Announcements
2 Prestigious Awards Recognizing Our Student-Led Efforts & Achievements
...and a partridge in a pear tree!
Spring Semester Kick Off Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 4pm
15771 East 1st Avenue
Come learn more about the Green Stars Program and how your school can earn cash incentives for green initiatives!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Coming to a school near you for 2016...
Compost services with Alpine Waste and Recycling
Three-barrel waste management:
A strategic partnership with the City of Aurora to roll out a city-wide Anti-Litter Campaign. Student groups will help design trash cans to be placed around the city to curb littering