Budget crunches in school districts is a common topic in the news today. Another common theme is avoiding waste and being eco-friendly. With Earth Day quickly approaching, working on implementing a green initiative in your district can start now. Here’s a list of simple solutions your districts can implement to run an environmentally friendly and cost-saving environment.
- Reduce paper by implementing digital communication tools, along with cloud-based storage for record keeping. All school forms can be made paperless – it’s much more efficient.
- Use daylight instead of costly overhead lighting, when possible. Change lighting to LED bulbs – they not only provide a better quality of light, but they also use less electricity
- Promote recycling. Placing recycling bins throughout your districts will make a difference. Convenience is key.
While working with your community, employees and volunteers on creating a sustainable environment may seem like a tremendous task, it’s really not as challenging as facing the burden of running out of valuable resources within and outside your district.