RUSD Goes Green
Rescue Union School District is committed to making a difference in the world and in our children's future. This includes a comprehensive environmental approach that unites parents, teachers and students at every level to create a shift in the way we treat our world. We can protect human health through environmental stewardship.
We have implemented many programs to improve in these areas. The strategic use of technology has helped us reduce our environmental footprint. We have been able to reduce our power needs of physical computer devices by using virtualization technologies for both desktops and servers reducing our power consumption greatly. In partnership with local E-Waste recycling companies we are responsibly recycling our unusable and surplused equipment. We are also able to communicate with parents and community members more efficiently and use little to no paper by using our mass notification system. We have also been able to use significantly less paper products by using the Aeries Online Registration for our student registration process. For paper and materials no longer needed, we have a district wide recycling program. Many of our school have school gardens and composters on campus opening up opportunities to enhance our environmental education and give students hands on experience in these areas. We have also created a Green Lunch Waste Program where lunch trash is separated to give us the ability to compost or recycle the products we can, reducing the amount of actual trash at our schools. In 2014, we had a district wide implementation of upgrading our campuses and classrooms lighting systems from the less efficient fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts to a new LED lighting system. Along with the overall power consumption savings the new system will turn off the lights automatically when the classrooms are empty and also gives our teachers the ability to dim lights down if needed.
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