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DEPARTMENTS   »   District Operational Services   »   Green Schools Initiative

 

The purpose of the Green Schools Initiative is to reduce the consumption of natural resources, and embed environmental responsibility in the culture of OPS. To date, 99% of the schools/programs and administrative offices participate. Students collect recycling, serve as energy managers, pick up litter, plant trees, and participate in related community events. After three years, OPS has seen a positive culture change, has dramatically reduced its environmental impact, and has shaved nearly $3 million cumulatively in costs.

Dr. Turnquist on GSI

"The Green Schools Initiative is motivated by a dedication to sound fiscal and environmental stewardship. It represents a commitment to responsible management of material resources and to the health of the school district as well as the larger community. All members of the OPS family are urged to join together in this initiative out of respect for the environment and a dedication to efficiency in all operational practices."

Dr. Antoinette E. Turnquist
Executive Director of District Operational Services