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Department of Sustainability
What is the Rock the Earth Day Challenge?
The Rock the Earth Day Challenge is a competition for elementary school students, teachers, staff and communities sponsored by Rock the Earth. Student groups across the district are invited to submit their best ideas, action plans and activities greening their schools and communities. Winners will be announced in the week leading up to Earth Day. The entire winning school will receive funding to implement their project, a live musical performance AND a school-wide Little Man Ice Cream Social on Earth Day and FREE burritos from Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Who Can Participate in Rock the Earth Day Challenge?
Student groups, green teams and other interested DPS elementary students, teachers and parents are invited to participate. Each school team is invited to submit their BEST idea for how they would green their school and/or community. Winners will be selected based on the level of innovation, sustainability, impact and community involvement of their green action plans. Collaboration among multiple school groups is encouraged to form one Rock the Earth Day team.
More Info About the Rock the Earth Day Challenge
Student Teams will develop and submit a “Green Action Plan” and proposal for their school and/or community in the weeks leading up to Earth Day. Actions will conserve energy or water, reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and/or impact a natural area/wildlife.
- School teams submit a Challenge Application, to include: participating team members, an adult challenge sponsor, a proposed Green Action Plan for their school/community, a Budget and Timeline for their Action Plan and sign-off from their Principal to host an Earth Day Celebration.
- · All Green Action Plans should be submitted for consideration by April 8, 2016. The winner of the Challenge will be announced at the beginning of Earth Week.
- ·The winning school will receive funding to implement their Action Plan, an Earth Day Celebration with a live musical performance AND a Little Man Ice Cream Social AND a free burrito for every student from Chipotle Mexican Grill.
DPS Sustainability Office
2800 West 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204