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Earth Week: A Commitment to Sustainability

Pullman Public Schools Prioritizes Green Efforts with District Sustainability Committee!

Did you know? Pullman Public Schools has a dedicated sustainability committee! The team was established in spring of 2019 and has committee members from each school, the district office, a board member, and a PHS student representative.

In one short year, the team has developed a committee mission, a district policy related to sustainability, and led multiple districtwide efforts towards sustainability.

Major committee work in 2019-2020 includes:

  • Recommendation and oversight of a district energy audit
  • Application to OSPI Green Ribbon Schools
  • Creation, leading to board adoption, of a district sustainability policy
  • Implementation of a districtwide green cleaning plan

The committee continues to meet virtually during the current school closure and is in the process of creating clear, measurable goals related to both energy reduction and behavior modifications efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of Pullman Public Schools.

 

The Sustainability Committee Mission Statement:
The Sustainability Committee exists to promote environmental sustainability, educate stakeholders, and increase the positive impact of Pullman School District’s operations on the environment. The committee is charged with being an instrument for discussion, identification, and action related to sustainability and energy conservation within the district. The committee will make recommendations to the board based on research and data.

 

For more information visit the Sustainability Committee page of the Pullman Public Schools website: https://www.pullmanschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=457851&type=d&pREC_ID=1810409