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Weekly Newsletter: April 29th, 2016

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April's behaviors bring May's savers!

Every action counts and this is the last month to save energy and earn cash incentives for your school!

So get your students out there to remind teachers and staff to conserve and reduce!

All of these great efforts add up over time.

More than $500,000 has been calculated in savings for energy conservation and you and your student's efforts are a big contribution!

Buildings account for 38% of the USA's carbon emissions.

Air conditioning uses a TON of energy.

We live in Colorado (a high plains desert).

Please consider opening a window or door before requesting the air conditioning to be increased.

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Everyday is Earth Day!

Hi all,

Hope you are having a great week!

Please see our students in action below for all their efforts from Earth Day Celebrations last week!

Follow APS's Green Star Schools on Twitter @apsgreenstars for more up to date news! even upload your own photos using the hashtag #everydayisearthday


"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." -United Nations 1987

  • How do you define sustainability?
  • What do our students think?
  • Share your thoughts on Twitter @apsgreenstars

  • Congratulations to Gateway's Environmental Club! All members of the club earned the Contribution Badge this week for their efforts in picking up trash on school grounds and around the neighborhood! Way to be, Gateway!

Here's to another week of project based learning, environmental education, and going green!



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Gateway's Environmental Club


Reduce, Reuse, and Recycling is only the beginning!

More than 93% of our district's trash is FOOD WASTE.

New for 2016-2017 is the Composting in the Cafeteria Program and an innovative partnership with We Don't Waste for schools to donate uneaten/unopened food to benefit shelters and food banks.

Interested in becoming a participant in one or both programs?

Email Julie at jenorth@aps.k12.co.us

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"Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution." -Aldo Leopold