APS: Natural & Renewable Resources

Weekly Update Newsletter: Oct 9th, 2015

October is Energy Action Month!

Hi all!

I hope you are all having a great week before Fall Break! Speaking of which, it's a great time to be a "super saver" and remind fellow teachers and staff to completely turn off, shut down, and unplug those computers, appliances, lights, etc. to get a jump start on saving energy over Fall Break! The "OFF" switch is there for a reason!


Just a quick update on progress with the Energy Challenge Competition and a really cool new tool from Lucid. I betcha didn't know this week's equivalent of your school's energy use in, you guessed it, HAMBURGERS?!!


Check out a screenshot below between Vista Peak P8 and Aurora Frontier's energy use! You can also see for yourself here: www.buildingdashboard.com/clients/aps


As always, I'm here to help find resources, answer questions, and connect you with outside professionals to engage your student groups!

Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our students and here's to another week of going green!

Julie

jenorth@aps.k12.co.us

jenorth@aurorak12.org

720-400-3148 (mobile)

ext. 28668

Please remember to send photos, minutes, and agendas to jenorth@aps.k12.co.us to earn green stars!

Greenlight On: the Environmental Protection Agency!

EPA's Region 8 office in Denver works to protect human health and the environment in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 sovereign tribal nations. We share this challenging work with many partners-state, local and tribal governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, communities and individuals. Virginia Till is the Region's Recycling Specialist and is very passionate about working with students to promote the Food Recovery Program.