In order to continue to be the leader in sustainable education and operation of sustainable facilities, The NYC Department of Education (DOE) plans to double its annual recycling by 2013, to reduce green house gas emissions by 30% by 2017 from DOE buildings and operations, to provide sustainable curriculum resources to principals and teachers, to participate in citywide plaNYC initiatives and to set up programs to increase water efficiency.

DOE’s Sustainability Initiative is an agency wide effort lead by Division of School Facilities and supported by the DOE Sustainability Committee to provide:

tools and resources to optimize building operations and energy efficiency
to increase recycling
to help teachers apply standards to real life
to lead current and future generations to a more sustainable future

The Sustainability Initiative’s website is designed to help students, teachers, and principals create green teams and get involved while also providing wealth of information on our energy efficiency projects, recycling programs, green curriculum resources, ecology programs through PlaNYC initiatives, including the MillionTreesNYC, the School Gardens and School Yards to Playgrounds.

Sustainability at the DOE:

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To learn more please visit: DOE Sustainability Initiative’s Website.