Sustainability - LIVEGREEN
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LIVEGREEN is the district's sustainability program that promotes energy saving, recycling and other green 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.

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 Flips the Switch on Solar Arrays

DISTRICT 197 SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Lisa Johnson
651-403-7324 | lisa.johnson@isd197.org

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ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY EVENTS
Sustainability awareness campaigns and events happen throughout the school year. These events are supported by the district sustainability manager along with the schools' LIVEGREEN leaders and teams.  

September
Recycle Review
Fall MOVEGREEN Week

 
October
National Energy Action Month


November
15 - National Recycling Day


February
LIVEGREEN WEEK
 
April
22-Earth Day
 
May
Spring MOVEGREEN Week
District Compost Sale


   


The Sustainability Office is part of School District 197’s Operations Department, which also oversees the offices of Buildings and GroundsChild Nutrition, School Safety and Transportation.