Sign the Principal's Go Green Pledge!

If you need a copy of the Principal's Go Green Pledge, you can download it by clicking here.

Please post your school's pledge and/or a picture of the pledge being signed to your school's web site.

Conserve Energy

Computers

  • Shut down your computer/monitor at the end of the day
  • Make sure all computers/monitors in the office are turned off at the end of the day
  • Turn off your computer monitor if it will not be used for 20 minutes
  • Turn off projectors if they will not be used for 15 minutes

Lights

  • Turn off all lights when rooms are unoccupied
  • Always shut off lights when leaving the room
  • When there is adequate daylight, use only some of the lights in the room

Electronics

  • Unplug vampires! Certain electronics draw energy even when they are turned off 
  • Examples include televisions, DVD players, desktop printers, microwaves, cell phone chargers and coffee makers

Conserve Resources

  • Save paper. Ask yourself: Do I really need to print?
  • Send/save documents and emails electronically instead of printing and filing them
  • If you do have to print, make sure you print double-sided (duplex printing)
  • Establish a station to reuse paper that has only been printed on one side for scratch paper
  • Send newsletters/announcements to only one student in each family
  • Use a reusable lunch bag, silverware, and containers
  • Bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug to school
  • Recycle paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum
  • Keep the Three Rs in mind: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conserve Water

  • When washing your hands, lather with soap before you turn the water on
  • If you find a leaky faucet or a running toilet, report it to a custodian
  • Only run the dishwasher in the teachers' lounge if completely full

Transportation

  • Walk, bike, or carpool to school

Get Involved

  • Support your school's Green Team! 
  • Encourage students and staff to join your school's Green Team
  • If your school does not have a Green Team, check out our Resources page and talk with staff and students about starting one
  • Encourage staff to incorporate Green Curriculum lessons
  • Direct students, staff, and parents to the GSI website
     
 

 

Conserve Energy

Computers

  • Shut down all computers/monitors in your room at the end of the day
  • Turn off your computer monitor if it will not be used for 20 minutes
  • Turn off projectors if they will not be used for 15 minutes

Lights

  • Turn off all lights when rooms are unoccupied
  • Always shut off lights when leaving the room
  • When there is adequate daylight, use only some of the lights in the room

Electronics

  • Unplug vampires! Certain electronics draw energy even when they are turned off
  • Examples include televisions, DVD players, desktop printers, microwaves, cell phone chargers and coffee makers

Conserve Resources

  • Save paper. Ask yourself: Do I really need to print?
  • Send/save documents and emails electronically instead of printing and filing them
  • If you do have to print, make sure you print double-sided (duplex printing)
  • Establish a station to reuse paper that has only been printed on one side for scratch paper
  • Use a reusable lunch bag, silverware, and containers
  • Bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug to school
  • Recycle paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum
  • Keep the Three Rs in mind: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conserve Water

  • When washing your hands, lather with soap before you turn the water on
  • If you find a leaky faucet or a running toilet, report it to a custodian
  • Only run the dishwasher in the teachers' lounge if completely full

Transportation

  • Walk, bike, or carpool to school

Get Involved

  • Join your school's Green Team!
  • Encourage students to join your school's Green Team
  • If your school does not have a Green Team, check out our Resources page and talk to your principal about starting one.



 


Conserve Energy

Computers

  • Shut down your computer at the end of the day
  • Turn off your computer monitor if it will not be used for 20 minutes
  • Remind your teacher to turn off projectors if they will not be used for 15 minutes

Lights

  • Turn off all lights when rooms are unoccupied
  • When there is daylight, encourage your teachers to use only some of the lights in the room

 Electronics

  • Unplug vampires! Certain electronics draw energy even when they are turned off
  • Examples include televisions, DVD players, desktop printers, microwaves, cell phone chargers and coffee makers

Conserve Resources

  • Save paper. Ask yourself: Do I really need to print?
  • If you do have to print, make sure you print double-sided (duplex printing)
  • Use one-sided prints that are no longer needed for scratch paper and notes
  • Use a reusable lunch bag, silverware, and containers
  • Bring a reusable water bottle to school
  • Recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum
  • Keep the Three Rs in mind: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conserve Water

  • When washing your hands, lather with soap before you turn the water on
  • If you find a leaky faucet or a running toilet, report it to your teacher or custodian

Transportation

  • Walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus to school

Get Involved

  • Join your school's Green Team!
  • If your school does not have a Green Team, check out our Resources page and talk to your principal about starting one.

 

Conserve Energy at Home

Computers

  • Make sure your child shuts down all computers/monitors in your room at the end of the day
  • Turn off your computer monitor if it will not be used for 20 minutes

Lights

  • Encourage your child to turn off all lights when a room is unoccupied
  • Always shut off lights when leaving a room
  • When there is adequate daylight, use only some of the lights in a room
  • Use CFL light bulbs whenever possible, instead of less efficient bulbs

Electronics

  • Unplug vampires! Certain electronics draw energy even when they are turned off
  • Examples include televisions, DVD players, desktop printers, microwaves, cell phone chargers and coffee makers

Conserve Resources at Home

  • Encourage your child to save paper. Ask him/her: Do you really need to print?
  • Send/save documents and emails electronically instead of printing and filing them
  • Make sure you print double-sided (duplex printing)
  • Establish a station to reuse paper that has only been printed on one side for scratch paper
  • Encourage your child to use a reusable lunch bag, silverware, and containers
  • Encourage your child to bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug to school
  • Recycle paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum at home and at school
  • Keep the Three Rs in mind: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conserve Water at Home

  • When washing your hands, lather with soap before you turn the water on
  • Encourage your child to think about how much water he/she is using when showering, brushing teeth, or doing dishes
  • If you find a leaky faucet or a running toilet, report it to a custodian
  • Only run the dishwasher if completely full

Transportation

  • Encourage your child to walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus to school

Get Involved

  • Encourage your student to join your school's Green Team
  • If your school does not have a Green Team, check out our Resources page and talk to the principal about starting one.