Sustainability - LIVEGREEN

Moreland's LIVEGREEN TeamLIVEGREEN is the district's sustainability program that promotes energy saving and recycling 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.

Did you know milk cartons are now recyclable? The recycling industry is ever changing and most of the time for the better. Our students consume around 700,000 cartons of milk annually. This will be a shift for the better from composting milk cartons to recycling them. The paper in cartons is valuable high quality fiber and the highest and best use is for cartons to be recycled vs. composted.

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.
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DISTRICT 197 SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
Lisa Johnson

651-403-7324 | lisa.johnson@isd197.org

 

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


December 
Green Holidays
 
February
LIVEGREEN WEEK 
 
April
22 - Earth Day
District Compost Sale

 May
Spring MOVEGREEN Week 
   


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.