Sustain DCSD

March 2018

Earth Week Extravaganza April 19th!

Showcasing student directed initiatives to increase environmental sustainability & awareness

April 19th, 2018

5:00pm -7:00pm

Cresthill Middle School

9195 Cresthill Lane

Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Schedule of Events:

5:00-5:45 Student project and vendor table presentations

5:45-6:15 Birds of Prey presentation by Nature’s Educators

6:15-7:00 Awards ceremony

Ways you can get involved:

Questions or comments: email

DCSD Earth Week Extravaganza R.S.V.P

Thursday, April 19th, 5-7pm

Cresthill Middle School

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

March Sustainability Spotlight School of the Month

Mountain Vista High School is the proud new owner of a hydroponic garden called the "Freight Farm." Using a re-purposed freight cargo container, MVHS teacher David Larsen and his students grow lettuce and basil that is sold to the community.

Student Environmental Leadership Opportunity ages 15-22

EarthEcho International is excited to share the opportunity for young leaders to join the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council.

The YLC provides young people with the unique opportunity to provide valuable insight and expertise from a youth perspective to the development of EarthEcho International’s programs, lead initiatives to engage young people in conservation work on a global scale, and develop programs to help support EarthEcho’s mission of inspiring young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.

Applications for this program are due April 13, 2018 and can be accessed, along with complete program details, at:

Considering a school garden?

Don't start from scratch! Save time by checking out these resources including the DCSD Garden Manual. All new gardens require a building modification form. Questions? Ask your sustainability experts at

Building & Site Modification Electronic Request Form

Working on a garden, chicken coop, compost bin, school yard habitat, or other sustainability project? Start with this form! Please call Jesse Downey, Construction Project Manager, at 303-387-0478 if you have any questions.

DCSD Sustainability Steering Committee message

The Office of Sustainability is going through some changes with the recent departures of Courtney, LeeAnn and Max. We want you to know that Sustainability is still an integral part of our schools in the Douglas County School District and the Sustainability Steering Committee is committed to supporting and continuing to grow sustainability initiatives in all schools across the district. We look forward to continuing our Earth Week celebrations, supporting our schools and are looking forward to hosting our 2nd annual Green U for the 2018/19 school year. We are here for any questions, help and guidance that you need. Just email us at!

Your Sustainability Steering Committee

Heather Berry - Highlands Ranch High School

Beth Church - Sedalia Elementary School

Chantel Estes - Roxborough Elementary School

Autumn Rosengren - Sagewood Middle School

Lori Schwendeman - Mountain Vista High School