APS: Natural & Renewable Resources
Weekly Newsletter: January 8th, 2016
No Monkeying Around When It Comes to Saving Energy
Welcome back from Winter Break and here's to 2016--- the Year of the Monkey!
Last semester's Energy Challenge 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 of which 20% will be awarded to schools that participated in the competition.
Please see important information and details regarding the Spring Semester Kick Off Meeting & Awards Ceremony below!
As always, I am here to help find resources related to sustainability and environmental education in order to accelerate learning for every student, every day.
Again, thank you for sharing your time and talent with our students and I look forward to working with you all over the next semester!
Please MARK your CALENDARS! Spring Semester Kick Off Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 4-6:30pm
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.
CALLING ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS... COMPOSTING SERVICES HAVE ARRIVED!
and don't worry Middle & High Schools, you're not too far behind...)
Step 1: Pour out milk that was not consumed
Step 2: Milk cartons go in the recycling bin
Step 2.5: Unopened milk goes in a crate for donation... (discretion of School Admin.)
Step 3: Plastic forks, spoons, bags, and cellophane food wrappers go in the trash
Step 4: All food and napkins go in the brown composting bin
Students at Elkhart Elementary learn about the composting process and were excited to learn that food waste when composted turns into dirt for school gardens!
This food waste, which would otherwise be taking up room in the DAD's Landfill east of Aurora will now head to Bennett, Colorado to Alpine Waste's compost processing facility where it will be processed and turned into nutrient-rich soil.
Students at Peoria take the initiative to give a hand to Mr. Knox and kitchen staff to make sure their fellow students know the process.