Sunnyside School District

How does the company you are nominating exemplify the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling? (500 character max.)

Have done, or in progress: · White paper recycling program · Purchased 6,112 Sq yds of recyclable carpeting & reducing carbon greenhouse gases by 71 tons · Some schools grow gardens utilizing Watershed Management’s concepts · Planted numerous trees for shade · “Battle of the Buildings” an Energy Behavioral Change Program with students & staff · Performance Contract involving District wide lighting upgrades, water reducing and savings fixtures

How does the company engage and inform employees and consumers about sustainability? (500 character max.)

Communication through: · District emails · District newsletters · Board Presentation · Presentations at schools to staff and parent groups · Newspaper · Website · Facebook · Twitter

How does the company you are nominating give back to the community? (500 character max.)

School District Finances have been cut to the bone due to lagging state funding. By reducing our energy costs, it helps us to keep more money in the classroom and demonstrates to our community that we are being fiscally responsible with their tax dollars. Our way of borrowing from the future has been through energy upgrades while giving us savings for today and tomorrow.

What else would you like us to know about this company? (1,000 character max.)

Our school district is inclusive of cultivating, hard working, caring, creative and courageous people who make up a closely knit community and family. Where all integrate an environment in which to inspire learning so that our students’ greatest abilities will be developed and make possible the discovery and pursuit of their dreams. There is no better of an endorsement to our work climate than to have one of our very own students grow up to return to become our leader and Superintendent. Our school district promotes wellness and healthy living with our very own coaches. We are also very proud of our partnerships with our community such as: Amateur Astronomy Club, City Council Ward 5, El Rio Health Center, Watershed Management Group, Tucson Water, Midstate-Energy, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Mayor’s Office, Cenpatico Services, AVID, Pima Federal Credit Union, Raytheon, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Tucson Police Department, UA Co-op. Extension, Valencia Library and many more.

 

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