Chicago Public Schools Sustainability Initiatives by yurtgc548

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									Environmental
 Action Plan


        Suzanne Carlson
Director of Environmental Affairs
    Chicago Public Schools
     scarlson@cps.k12.il.us
          773-553-1482
CPS Environmental Action Plan
Mission: to reduce CPS’ impact on the environment
and teach students to be environmental stewards

           Transportation and Air
           Energy
           Waste
           Land
           Water
           Engagement
         View at www.cps.edu under Special Initiatives
                    and visit our table today
Transportation and Air:
  Green Cleaning Act
Energy: Management



            • Online energy use
              monitoring
            • EnergyStar ratings
            • 100,000 computers
              shut down nightly: log
              out
          Energy: Renewables




     • Top K-12 green-e renewables purchaser in US
• 100+ kW on-site renewables (www.illinoissolarschools.org)
       Waste: Recycling
Do Not Bag       Blue or Clear Bag




                                     (New)
  Waste:
Composting
Transportation
    and Air:
Travel Training
  & Anti-Idling
Land: Growing School Gardens




       10-15 new gardens every year
Engagement: All of YOU



Green Teams and Clubs    Action: Waste Audit




Assemblies: Earth Hour    Action: Earth Day
   Engagement:
Checking your Score



             www.cps.edu/gogreen,
             School Environmental
                  Scorecard
               Photo Credits

     Stakeholder Briefing, Anne Hallett
           School Buses, Twix, flick.com
        Pulaski Composts, Sandy DeChant
    Christopher Goes Green, Christopher Elem.
           Classroom, Marlith, flickr.com
 BES Computer Lab II, Old Shoe Woman, flickr.com
       Travel Training, Vaughn Photography
School Garden, Center for Neighborhood Technology
           All others taken by presenter.

								
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