Denton Sustainable Schools encourages student, families, faculty, and staff to improve our environment, create economic value, and support and strengthen sustainable communities through the implementation of comprehensive sustainable education. The program works with participating schools to expand educational opportunities in several focus areas: Recycling, Air and Water Quality, Conservation of Resources, and the Environment. Denton Sustainable Schools will be returning for the 2022-2023 school year.
Did you know?
Did you know that the Denton Independent School District recycles, utilizes renewable energy, and uses alternative fuels in their transportation fleet? Every DISD campus recycles and provides tons of cardboard, paper cans, and other recyclables to our local materials recovery facility right here in Denton TX. The cardboard that comes straight from DISD cafeterias is recycled and turned into new cardboard boxes in about two weeks.
Several campuses are also utilizing solar renewable energy that produces approximately 685,000 KWH annually, or the equivalent to powering 50 homes for a year. DISD has also replaced older buses with more efficient propane-powered units. Currently 172 out of 206 buses in the DISD fleet are now powered by propane-- that's 84% of the entire fleet!