CMCSS More Green than Ever
May 7, 2012
Please note: This article was originally published on 5/7/2012. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
Clarksville-Montgomery School System is the latest organization to be Green Certified. The School System works hard to reduce waste, reuse and recycle materials when possible. Before entering the Green Certification Program, the School System had already been working hard to be good stewards of their resources and our environment, however, they still chose to participate in the Clarksville-Montgomery Green Certification Program through the workshops, tracking their progress and developing an environmental plan.
Examples of their good stewardship range from building a maintenance facility behind West Creek High School to maintain the buses in that area. With 70 buses serving that area, this is something that saves tax payers 2,100 miles per day in fuel, reduced maintenance on the buses, extended bus life and less man hours driving back and forth. They also found a way to reuse the boiler/chiller system from the renovations of one school, to make a system in another more efficient. They have also found simple reuse initiatives, like passing empty buckets once used by maintenance to the sports teams for holding their equipment. There is no effort too small. Each school building now has some form of recycling with participation from the students, staff and faculty.
“I am proud of the work led by our operations team. They have worked diligently to reduce waste and encourage all employees and the students we serve to do the same. We will continue to seek opportunities to improve the way we service our community,” said CMCSS Chief Operations Officer James Sumrell.
If you would like to help support the school recycling efforts you can contact Shedrich Webster at [email protected] to help contribute to the purchase of recycling containers. Also, parents can send white paper into the schools to be recycled. Bi-County Solid Waste Management picks up the paper and contributes over $10,000 per year back to the schools for their efforts.
For information on how your business could participate in the Green Certification Program, contact Michelle Newell at [email protected]