Active DPS Engagement Initiatives
Connect Sustainability with Environmental Justice – Equitable Environmental Prioritization
5-Year Goal: 100% school has an action-based pledge toward continuously addressing EJ
The district strives to foster a more equitable future for all our kids. To uphold our value of equity, DPS will ensure that environemntal justice is built into every aspect of the Climate Action Plan while identifying and prioritizing places and groups that can best benefit from sustainability improvements.
Eco-Schools Certification – Becoming A Certified Eco-School
5-Year Goal: 25 schools have and maintain certification.
There are many certification programs out there that DPS intends to research and participate in. Certification involves forming a student-led action team and following a seven step framework to go from initial environmental audits all the way through community engagement and an eco code. This generates a call-to-action which harnesses everyone in the school to work towards environmentally friendly actions.