Denton Sustainable Schools encourages students, families, faculty, and staff to improve our environment and support and strengthen the Denton community through the implementation of comprehensive sustainability education. The program works with participating schools to expand recycling efforts and encourage educational opportunities in several focus areas: Materials Resource Management, Air and Water Quality, Energy Efficiency, Conservation of Resources, Transportation, and the Environment. Schools will be eligible for awards by performing recycling audits and submitting their school activities that highlight areas of Denton’s Simply Sustainable Framework.
Did you know that you can request a presentation for your class or visit the City’s landfill? Schools can take a field trip to several of our City facilities to learn more about materials management and water production. Check out our Tour Guide for more information. Participating schools also have access to borrow STEM Kits for a hands-on learning experience in the classroom.
Want to know more about the DSS program and how your campus can earn school garden supplies and other environmental awards by participating in our Recycling Audit and Sustainable Activity Challenges? Check out our Resource Guide for complete details about the program.
Spread the word! Check out these recycling PSA’s created by Environmental Science & Statistics students at Guyer High School.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Denton Independent School District recycles, utilizes renewable energy, and uses alternative fuels in their transportation fleet? Every DISD campus recycles and provides tons of cardboard, paper cans, and other recyclables to our local materials recovery facility right here in Denton TX. The cardboard that comes straight from DISD cafeterias is recycled and turned into new cardboard boxes in about two weeks.
Several campuses are also utilizing solar renewable energy that produces approximately 685,000 kWh annually or the equivalent of powering 50 homes for a year. DISD has also replaced older buses with more efficient propane-powered units. Currently, 172 out of 206 buses in the DISD fleet are now powered by propane-- that's 84% of the entire fleet!