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The Office of Sustainability's mission is to ensure that the basic resources on which our quality of life depends are available and affordable to everyone, now and in the future.
Through these nonprofit organizations that are Earth Protect’s resource partners, you can connect to others that share a concern about the environmental issues you care about.
You can easily participate in helping them achieve their missions through their programs, volunteering and making donations. We are proud to introduce you to them and encourage you to learn about them. Get involved, it's your world.
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Green Up Our Schools is a grant based environmental 501(C)3 whose member schools improve their recycling by at least 50% and divert over 150,000 pounds of organic material from landfill each year.
Green Up Our Schools requires $2,500 to accept a new school into the program. Of this $2,500, $2,000 is given directly to the school to achieve 6 waste reduction project goals over our three-year personalized program. In addition to funding, Green Up Our Schools representatives act as personal sustainability consultants to member schools and develop a close relationship with member faculty support, students, parent volunteers, and district officials. This rapport establishes a clear line of accountability that serves as the driving force for success; as witnessed through the combined efforts of students and leaders, our 2013-2014 member schools improved their recycling by 57% and diverted ~150,000 pounds of organic material from the landfill by composting. Our program empowers students to take control of their schools waste by selecting and managing two waste reduction projects a year with our guidance and adult member support. With all the program offers alone, collaboration with local environmental non-profits and waste haulers provides easy access to the resources our schools need to be successful. By pursuing waste reduction, our schools benefit threefold with the increase in, or introduction of, environmental education, by achieving a 50% or greater reduction in the amount of material sent to landfill each year, and by empowering youth to pursue, promote, and educate their peers and superiors on, sustainable efforts.