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
With sustainability events across the district, everyone has a chance to get involved and learn. DPS will create an “Earth Month” with climate action activities. Science fairs will encourage environmental and sustainability themes to keep focus and excitement high. Existing events will add sustainability engagement pieces as well!
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.