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MORE NEWS, CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS, and EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
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Turn off the lights!
PPS students answer the question, "How can you save energy at home and at school?"
Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland have joined forces to offer the Backyard Habitats Certification Program.Sunnyside School, Maplewood, Astor Elementary, and Skyline School have all been certified, but more George Middle School, Rieke, and Chapman Elementary are in progress!! Visit the "Backyard Certificaton" page, listed under Sustainability!
Take your 3rd-5th grade class on a field trip to Forest Park!
"The hikes are designed to engage students in experiential learning about the natural world, get them outdoors and active, and exercise their creativity, integrating geological, ecological and cultural concepts." - Lucy Cohen
-Trails and Restoration Coordinator & Education Specialist, of The Forest Park Conservancy
Click here to read Lucy's letter to teachers!
View the calendar of events leading up to WED on Jun 5th, and add your own! Click here to view more details.
Dr. Mae Jemison will be leading a workshop on sustainability at Jefferson High School. It is open to high school students in the area. Students are asked to write a one page essay to show interest. For prompt info, contact us.
Do you have a big event coming up at PPS that you want to share with other schools? E-mail us and let us know, we can help spread the word!
Free Electronics Recycling Events!
Green Century provides e-waste recycling for all PPS. They host frequent free recycling events for the community, some of which are at our schools:
- Sunday April 7th: Maplewood Elementary 10am-3pm
- Saturday April 20th: Ainsworth Elementary 9am-5pm
Madison High School will host three events, open to the public, during food week:
- Garden Work Party: Saturday March 15th 1:30-3:30 PM (free, snacks provided)
- Family Movie Night: Tuesday March 19th 5-7PM: Ratatouille (@ library, free!)
- Community Dinner: Thursday march 21st 5-7PM ($1-5 suggestion donation, no one turned away, Bring-Your-Own-Bowl @cafeteria)
For details and contact information, download the flyer here.
Sunnyside Elementary Protests Coal Exports on February 14th, 2013
In honor of both Valentine's Day and Oregon's 154th Birthday, students from Sunnyside Environmental School paid a visit to the governor's office to protest the proposed coal exports through the NW. They delivered handmade cards expressing their love for Oregon and worry surrounding these exports. The proposals are very controversial and a big environmental justice issue in Oregon; some of the proposed routes will go through Portland, largely through low-income and pollution-burdened neighborhoods.
Deputy COO (Chief Operations Officer) Winter Newsletter Highlights Sustainability:
Download the newsletter here.
Green Apple Day of Service September 29th
Green Apple is a global movement to connect students to the outdoors. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) invited local chapters to participate. On September 29th, 2012, 49 countries participated through projects. We had garden projects at Lee School, Llewellyn Elementary, and Roseway Heights School. Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers!
See a time lapse video here!
Partnerships who worked on this project: organizations are Portland AIA-CAE, Cascadia GBC, Portland AIA-COTE, Council of Educational Planners International, and Interior Design Collaborative. The event has been spearheaded by DOWA-IBI Group and R&H Construction, with additional sponsorship and support by Jason Lee PTA, OPSIS Architecture, Green Building Services, BRC Acoustics, and Hennebery Eddy, LSW Architects and DLR Group, plus numerous teachers and parents. Thank you ALL!!!
- Green Building
- Green Grants
- Green Teams
- BESC Surplus Office Supply Sharing
- Oregon Green Schools Association
- Sustainability Coordinator (SC) Network
- Save It! Newsletter
- Sustainability Policy
- Utility Data
BESC Green Programs:
PPS saves large amounts of money by repurposing furniture and equipment each year. In addition to saving money, this reuse keeps waste out of the landfill and reduces the need to manufacture new products.
Here at the BESC, we also have the opportunity to share extra and reusable office supplies, saving more money and resources.
Did you know?
· You can get free supplies from the BESC surplus supply list! Check out what is available right now, including binders, toner, paper clips, and more.
· If you have extra supplies to share, contact email@example.com.
· Remember, you can share or order used PONY envelopes through the warehouse.