Pillar 1: Environmental Impact

Buildings, grounds and operations goal:

The school has made significant progress toward “net zero” environmental impact (zero carbon, solid waste, and hazardous waste footprints).

Pillar 1 includes four main elements:

A) Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, using an energy audit or emissions inventory and reduction plan, cost-effective energy efficiency improvements and on-site renewable energy and/or purchase of green power.

B) Improved water quality, efficiency, and conservation.

C) Reduced solid waste production, through increased recycling, reduced consumption, and improved management, reduction, or elimination of hazardous waste stream.

D) Expanded use of alternative transportation to, during and from school, through active promotion of locally-available options and implementation of enabling projects and policies.