DPSCD Go Green Challenge Weekly Digest 4/10/17

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, Westside Academy, DIA: 27 badges
Academy of the Americas: 24 badges
Dixon: 23 badges
Maybury, John R. King: 18 badges
Gompers: 17 badges
Emerson: 15 badges
Priest: 12 badges
Detroit Lions Academy, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Davison: 11 badges
Bunche, Clippert, Roberto Clemente, DREW, Carver, Bennett: 9 badges
Ronald Brown, Ann Arbor Trail, Fisher-Magnet, Noble, Hutchinson, Burton: 8 badges
Neinas, Munger, Henderson, Cooke: 6 badges
FLICS, Mason: 5 badges
Mann, Mark Twain, Carstens, Carleton: 3 badges
Vernor, East English Village Preparatory: 2 badges
Bates, Coleman A. Young: 1 badge
Keep up the great work!

The DPSCD Go Green Challenge Gardens and Nutrition Toolkit Breakdown!

Stage 5: Gardens and Nutrition Challenge Projects include:
  • Plan and Plant Your Garden (2 pts.)  Green Teams will plan and plant their own gardens at the school or in the community and document their progress!

    Evidence:  In order to earn two points for the Plan and Plant Your Garden activities, you must submit your three (3) garden bed plans AND a photo of your planted garden. Credly Code: GGCPlant

  • Rainbow Plates (1 pt.) Over the course of a week, students will keep track of all the healthy, colorful foods they eat. The goal is to get as many students at the school involved as possible in order to start the discussion on healthy eating!

    Evidence: In order to earn one point for the Rainbow Plates activity, you must submit the Rainbow Plates Questionnaire and 2 photos of your school participating in the activity to Credly. Credly Code: GGCRainbow

  • Sustainability Patrols (2 pts.) Students can conduct Sustainability Patrols for recycling, electricity or water for this phase!

    Evidence: In order to earn two points for patrols, you must submit 8 patrol sheets total. Credly Code: GGCPatrols

    Innovation opportunities include a Power Down for Spring Break, a field trip to DREW Farms, hosting a Parent Recycling Workshop, and for participating in Celebrate Earth Day and Green Week.

Download the full Gardens and Nutrition Toolkit here!

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, DREW Transition Center, Noble 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!


Thank you for all that you do!
DPSCD Go Green

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