We make "green" choices when it comes to the cleaning products used in our schools.
As part of the 2018 bond, the district has replaced nearly three million dollars worth of LED lighting. All of the new buildings will be fully equipped with LED lighting.
Below are a few bullet points of the standard energy efficiency strategies used in the new Dr. Justina Ford Elementary and/or Newton Middle School buildings:
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WATER BOTTLE FILLERS
All LPS facilities have water bottle fillers. The district is well on its way to having all old drinking fountains replaced with water bottle fillers. Currently 90% of our fountains have been replaced with the newer models to encourage building occupants to reuse their bottles rather than single use plastic. Nutrition Services sell reusable water bottles at the schools that they students can use. What a great way to support sustainability!
East Elementary did a school-wide project to learn about the impact of plastics in our society and sustainability practices in our school. Through our research, it was discovered there was much we could do at the school level to have a positive impact on our environment. Here are some of the changes we made that have had a direct impact toward East being more sustainable: