APS: Natural & Renewable Resources

Weekly Newsletter: January 8th, 2016

No Monkeying Around When It Comes to Saving Energy

Hi all,

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!




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Please MARK your CALENDARS! Spring Semester Kick Off Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 4-6:30pm

15771 East 1st Avenue

Aurora, CO

Mt. Elbert Room

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.


(If you're interested in participating in a pilot, please email Julie at jenorth@apsk.12.co.us

and don't worry Middle & High Schools, you're not too far behind...)

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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

For more info about why APS is composting, click on the 4min video below:

Composting for Kids