The Sustainable State of Ewing’s Public Schools

A Report by Ewing Public Schools Administrator Dennis Nettleton

Come to the January meeting of the Ewing Green Team on January 25th to receive an update on the many improvements and plans for improvement ongoing in the Ewing School District.

The schools in Ewing Township registered in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program  in the fall of 2015.   Their approach to certification is a three year one, and each year the district schools plans to address a different aspect of the “people, planet and prosperity” tenet of Sustainable Jersey mantra.  In their first year in the program they began with Sustainable Jersey actions in the “people” category.  In 2016-2017 they are focusing on activities that promote “prosperity” in our schools and then move on to actions that promote the planet in subsequent years.   Their approach to participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program is methodical and prototypical.

Initiatives so far include:

  • formation of a district “green team”
  • an accessible communications strategy that is paperless and web-based
  • School gardens at each of the five schools in the district
  • pedestrian and bicycle safety initiatives
  • health and wellness initiatives including fitness activities

We invite all parents with children in the Ewing School system to learn how the district is initiating sustainability initiatives and the current status of their approach to certification.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 25
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, Community Room
Details: Free and open to the public

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