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Sustainability Tips

  • Let in more sunlight!

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    Not only is it a free way to keep the room warm and lit but studies have shown that greater sunlight in the classroom improves student performance and health.

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  • Unplug your electronics

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    Even when you are not using electronics they could still be using energy. By simply unplugging your electronics or turning off a power strip can save
    you about $100 dollars a year.

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  • Reuse household items

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    Reuse household items to decorate your bulletin boards and classroom displays. Plastic bottle caps can be used to create colorful artwork!

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  • Use projection devices

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    Use PowerPoints, SMART Boards, Google Docs, Elmos or other projection devices to present to classes. Students can take notes on what they need, rather than printing out a copy of class materials for each student.

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  • Change formatting

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    Change the font or formatting of documents that are slightly over a page to make them fit on one page. This is especially important for things that will have many copies printed.

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  • Remember the basics

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    Reminding students and coworkers of simple environmentally conscience habits, such as recycling paper, cans, and plastic and reducing printing usage, helps make the District a little greener every day.

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  • Make class sets

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    Making class sets for in-class activities that are used year to year can save paper in the future, too. Also, having students take notes or write answers on a separate sheet of notebook paper means fewer copies have to be made of class activities.

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