APS: Natural & Renewable Resources

Weekly Newsletter: December 4th, 2015

"Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ~James Allen

Aurora West College Prep Academy students saw an opportunity with food waste at their school and decided to do something about it. So they did.


"APS students are leading the charge for energy efficiency & resource conservation in our community!"

Aurora Public School students and the Green Star Schools Program were honored on Tuesday night at the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Colorado Chapter's Holiday Gala.

APS is the first school (EVER) to be awarded the "Most Successful Community Engagement" Award.

That's right, y'all! Our hard work has paid off and every little (or big) effort towards promoting energy efficiency and sustainable projects throughout our district has added up.

What an honor it has been to see our students in action. Onward and upward!

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This week's challenge: We're in the final stretch, it's time to power down!

The "OFF" switch is there for a reason! Let's see how much we can save!

As always, I'm here to help find resources, answer questions, and connect you with outside professionals to engage your student groups!

Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our students and here's to another week of going green!



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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - The Lorax

Please remember to send photos, minutes, and agendas to earn green stars to jenorth@aps.k12.co.us or tweet @apsgreenstars

Greenlight On: Alpine Waste & Recycling

Alpine Waste & Recycling offers trash, recycling, and organics (compost) collection in the Metro area. Connect with Hanna Chaffer, our customer service representative to schedule an in-class presentation or a field trip to the new recycling center to find out where your school's trash and recycling go to be processed!

You can view your school's waste and recycling rates on the Building Dashboard!