APS: Natural & Renewable Resources
Weekly Newsletter: April 29th, 2016
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.
Everyday is Earth Day!
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
- 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!
Gateway's Environmental Club
Here's the Environmental Club in action!
Iris, Kara, and Goldie proudly display their Contribution Badges!
Gateway's Environmental Club (consisting mostly of Freshman) picked up more than 14 bags of trash in honor of Earth Day!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Knoll's Super Green Team
More than 20 students attend weekly meetings every Wednesday to learn more about going green! The Super Green Team has earned the most badges for their efforts this semester! Awesome work, Lyn Knoll!!
May the 4th be with you... and your bike!
Bike to School Day is officially May 4th. To learn more about safe routes to school and participating in Bike to School Day, learn more at http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/
Blockmeisters want you!
Locally operated here in Aurora, Blockmeisters is a great opportunity to clean up school grounds and surrounding neighborhoods by "adopting" neighborhoods and keeping them clean! For more information please contact William Gondrez at email@example.com or learn more at http://northauroralife.org/block-meister-program/