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Sustainability Initiative Webinar Series - Spring 2015

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Recycling & Organics Collection Basics
Level: Beginner
Webinar description: Learn the basics of recycling and NYC Organics Collection and how to set up these programs in your school. Explore DSNY’s RRResources for Schools.
Speaker:  Mary Most with DSNY Bureau of Recycling & Sustainability
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Recycling Champions Best Practices
Monday, March 16, 2015
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Webinar description:  “Best Practices” will highlight what’s working for K-12 recycling programs in all five boroughs, including:  effective recycling set-ups; starting and engaging a Student Leadership Green Team; incorporating recycling into curriculum; and establishing and maintaining communication between adult stakeholders for continued success. We’ll discuss how these proven methods can be successfully implemented in your school!
Speakers:  Kate Wimsatt and Thad Copeland with GrowNYC Recycling Champions Program

Save Energy in Your School!
Monday, May 11, 2015
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Webinar description:  Explore lessons and practical applications for how to save energy at your school! Solar One will provide participants with several lesson plans, ideas for hands on activities with students, as well as easy methods of assessing and improving energy use in the building.
Speaker:  Sarah Pidgeon with Solar One

Sustainability Initiative Basics
Monday, June 1, 2015
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Level: Beginner
Webinar description:  Informational session designed for personnel working on sustainability initiatives for the first time.  Includes topics such as basics of the DOE sustainability initiative, roles and responsibilities, and resources available.
Speaker:  Sharon Jaye with the NYC DOE Sustainability Initiative

Beginner: Suitable for all learners
Intermediate: Some prior know-how recommended
Advanced: Prior knowledge and experience recommended

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