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The 2015/2016 DPS Go Green Challenge is here!

Sign up your school now! Please contact DPS Go Green at dps.gogreen@detroitk12.org for more information!

Through hands-on, project based learning, the DPS Go Green Challenge will educate the next generation to practice sustainability in their homes and communities and become leaders in the green economy. Students and teachers are encouraged to use school facilities as a basis for innovative programming and serve as a tool for hands-on lessons that improve student achievement, positively impact the community,  and reduce operating costs.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/163872633″>DPS Celebrates Earth Day 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/detroitpublicschools”>Detroit Public Schools</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Over 3 years the program has saved over $1,200,000 and awarded $95,000 back to schools. More importantly, the program has provided a platform for teachers to engage their students in STEM projects that directly impact their lives by providing project-based learning activities that improve their schools, their homes and communities.

My parents are talking about their kid’s obsession for separating recycling materials and saving energy by turning off lights. – DPS Teacher

Our students are more careful to recycle paper in halls and powering down electric items after usage. Staff have commented on how responsible and reliable the students are who participate in the program. – DPS Teacher

We want students to think before they throw something away – or even when buying something.  We want them to make a habit of turning off lights and not leaving the water running.  We want students to plant, nurture and harvest healthy foods. – DPS Teacher

The Pasture Elementary Green Gems celebrate Green Day

The Pasteur Elementary Green Gems celebrate Green Day