Annually, UPark’s composting program keeps about 15,000 pounds of organic materials out of landfills.
University Park’s Sustainability initiative is supported by the Denver Public Schools Sustainability Management Plan. The goal of the initiative is to reduce waste and use of energy through recycling, composting and reusing. The initiative is promoted school-wide as an everyday model of action. The initiative also receives support from Denver Recycles and Green Up Our Schools.
The primary areas of focus are “green” lunchroom practices and a Student Green Team that participates annual waste reduction projects.
Students are expected to be responsible for their own lunch clean up and to participate in our school’s green initiative. This includes:
The UPark Green Team staff coordinator is Judy Cardenas and parent coordinator is OPEN but all staff, students and community members are welcome and encouraged to participate. If interested in learning more about the UPark Green Team or becoming a Green Team volunteer, and please email Judy Cardenas for more information.