Special Earth Day Editon
New opportunity - Classroom recycle bins for your school!
The DCSD Office of Sustainability received a grant which will allow us to supply approximately 20 Douglas County School District schools with classroom recycling bins. Schools who receive bins will need to complete these steps:
1. Pre-audit waste assessment
2. Create a school waste management plan
3. Post-audit waste assessment.
Interested? Click the button below for full process and application instructions. Photos and specifications of classroom bins are available here.
Thank you to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for this generous grant!
Celebrate Earth Day with us this Wednesday at Earth Day Extravaganza!
Mountain Vista High School
April 24, 2019
Earth Day Extravaganza 2019 Schedule of Events
4:30-5:45 - Freight Farm Tours, EV Charging Station Demo with electric cars, Interactive Table Displays, School and Partner Tables
5:45-6:15 - Presentation - Delia Malone from the Sierra Club will discuss Grey wolf recovery in the west
6:15-6:40 - Eco-Awards and UP-Cycle Displays
6:40-7:00 - Interactive Table Displays, School and Partner Tables
All DCSD staff and families are invited to Coloradoscaping - a garden and lawn-care workshop
NASA wants your Earth Day photos!
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting the environment – on Monday (April 22).
Social media users on Instagram, Twitter and the NASA Earth Facebook event page can post a close-up photo of their favorite natural features on our home planet. This could include "ancient trees, blooming flowers, or stunning sunsets," NASA officials said in a statement. Be sure to use the hashtag #PictureEarth and explain where the photo was taken — and to upload your photo on April 22 to qualify.
NASA plans to showcase these photos in videos and composite images that the agency will share on social media after Earth Day.
A Thank You Message to Our Readers:
- The DCSD Office of Sustainability & Steering Committee.