LIVEGREEN is the district's sustainability program that promotes energy saving and recycling initiatives throughout the district.
Each school in the District has a LIVEGREEN team that consists of students and a teacher. These teams help implement low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency strategies to reduce energy, promote recycling and composting, and focus on conserving resources. Through sustainability efforts, the district has avoided more than $1.9 million in utility costs since 2003.
Did you know milk cartons are now recyclable? The recycling industry is ever changing and most of the time for the better. Our students consume around 700,000 cartons of milk annually. This will be a shift for the better from composting milk cartons to recycling them. The paper in cartons is valuable high quality fiber and the highest and best use is for cartons to be recycled vs. composted.
With the work of the LIVEGREEN program, every school in District 197 has earned "Energy Star" ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
DISTRICT 197 SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
651-403-7324 | firstname.lastname@example.org