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Garden of Youth interns practice stewardship as they clean up along the River Walk in Golden.

Welcome to Sustainability at Denver Public Schools! Our team improves resource efficiency, engages students and staff, and promotes sustainability across the district. Our website is currently under construction, and we will be rolling out more content over time. For now, please check out the posts below. 

Park St Solar Array
LeeAnn Kittle

LeeAnn Kittle
Director of Sustainability

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from Home!

Apr. 16 2020 Wednesday April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, a call to action that potentially has even greater meaning today than it did then. And while the planned Earth Day marches have been cancelled, events and other actions have transitioned online. Just because we have to stay

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Join YSB virtually for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Apr. 10 2020 The Youth Sustainability Board is hosting a DIBY (Do it by Yourself) Virtual Earth Day Zoom call on Sunday 4/19 from 2-4 PM. Kids, experts, and others will be sharing what they are doing from their homes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Make a positive impact on the environment while

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Greenwood Academy wins Re:New Our Schools Competition

December 15, 2019  7th and 8th graders at Greenwood Academy participated in an energy savings contest where we attempted to reduce the amount of energy usage in our school. The goal of the Re:New Our Schools contest was to save as much energy as we could while gaining points through activities we completed. In order

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Greenwood Academy builds solar ovens

Fall 2019 Putting the “E” in STEAM Education!  Each One Teach One students worked beside Engineer Joe Callahan, founder of Energilab, to build solar ovens to use the sun’s energy for cooking. The sun is a clean, renewable energy source that preserves the planet for future generations. We can teach you how to steam vegetables, bake

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Fall Energy Competition – Renew Our Schools

Oct. 9 2019 This fall, DPS schools are participating in Renew Our Schools, a national energy conservation competition, for a chance to win $2500. The competition starts October 21st and runs until December 13th. It is a program of Resource Central, a Boulder, CO non-profit that specializes in resource conservation.  Students are encouraged to engage classmates,

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Garden of Youth

To learn more about our garden program, click here! Case Managers, apply with your student before Mach 1st. The Garden of Youth program provides paid summer internships to 16-21 year old students with IEP’s to develop job skills.  Each summer, young adults meet in small groups at eight school garden sites across the district to learn

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