DPSCD Go Green Challenge Weekly Digest 3/20/17

DPSCD Go Green Challenge Leaderboard!


Here are the preliminary number of badges/points each school has for the DPSCD Go Green Challenge:
Sampson-Webber Academy, DIA, Harms, Westside: 24 badges
Dixon: 22 badges
Academy of the Americas: 17 badges
John R. King, Emerson: 15 badges
Maybury: 13 badges
Priest, Gompers: 12 badges
Detroit Lions Academy, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy: 11 badges
Bunche, Clippert, Davison, Roberto Clemente, DREW, Carver: 9 badges
Bennett, Ronald Brown, Ann Arbor Trail: 8 badges
Neinas, Munger, Henderson, Cooke, Fisher-Magnet: 6 badges
Burton, Noble, FLICS: 5 badges
Hutchinson: 4 badges
Mann, Mark Twain, Mason, Carstens: 3 badges
Vernor, East English Village Preparatory: 2 badges
Bates, Coleman A. Young, Carleton: 1 badge
Keep up the great work!

The DPSCD Go Green Challenge Needs YOUR Help!!


Sustainability Coordinators, administrators, volunteers and staff: your feedback is needed for the 2016-2017 DPSCD Go Green Challenge Midyear Survey!
The DPSCD Go Green Challenge can only be effective if we hear from YOU!!
This week from March 20th-March 24th is the LAST WEEK for feedback!
PLEASE take five minutes to complete the Midyear Survey today! The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GLCBZW7
If you have any additional feedback you would like to share, we would love to hear from you at

Important Deadline Approaching!!!


Applications to join the Youth Energy Squad’s Summer Program are due by Friday, March 24th!
The Youth Energy Squad Summer Program aims to grow youth leadership in sustainability and justice by engaging high school students in developing, planning and completing youth-driven community greening projects that improve neighborhood environments within Detroit!
Youth Crewmember Position:
  • Earn $900 in wages through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
  • Earn a $1,230 education award through AmeriCorps
  • Receive mentorship from adult leaders who care about your success
  • Gain leadership, communication, and professional skills
  • Available for individual ages 17-24
How to Apply:
  1. Complete and submit an application for Grow Detroit’s Young Talent HERE
  2. Complete and submit an application for the YES Summer Program HERE

If you currently have, or know any students that would be interested in joining a team of community leaders and fellow students to develop and complete greening projects within Detroit neighborhoods, have them submit their online applications ASAP or email Anna Balzer atanna@youthenergysquad.org for any other questions or information!

DPSCD Go Green Water Audit Updates!

In 2015, DPSCD Go Green students found leaks totaling over 2,825 gallons per day — that’s 1,031,307 gallons per year or over one and a half Olympic sized swimming pools per year! With detailed information about the leaks you discover, the DPSCD Go Green Challenge will help create a strong case to prioritize the repair of the water wasters at your school!

So far the Green Teams listed below have identified a cumulative annual leakage of 342,187.5 gallons or in other words, $3,113.91 in costs

Thanks to the Green Teams from: Neinas, Munger, Maybury, Davison, Roberto Clemente, Harms, Mark Twain, Fisher Magnet Upper and Hutchinson, for reporting the leaks they found!!

Each week, there will be updates posted here on the reported leaks that the Green Teams have found. Help your school save money and water, and earn up to 2 points in the DPSCD Go Green Challenge!

Warm up with DPSCD S.T.E.A.M.y Winter Showcase!


DPSCD is hosting its first ever All Schools S.T.E.A.M.y Showcase at Eastern Market on Sunday April 2, 2017! The event will go from 12:00-3:00 PM.
The theme is “Schools of Detroit” and will be divided up by street names from all around the city of Detroit.
Stop by and show support for S.T.E.A.M. students and DPSCD!


Water YOU Doing to Celebrate World Water Day??

This Wednesday, March 22nd is World Water Day!
Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours traveling to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
Talk to your Green School Coordinator about activities or lessons for your Green Team to do this Wednesday to recognize the importance of clean water!
If your Green Team does something special on World Water Day, be sure to take pictures and send them, along with a short description of the day’s activity, to marlee@youthenergysquad.org!

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