A Culture of Sustainability
ECS values walking the talk – we make decisions about our facilities and business practices with the lens of sustainability. From our work with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (our food service provider) and our commitment to composting in our schools, to our green cleaning policy and our ongoing decisions to purchase natural and locally-sourced materials and supplies, ECS lives by example, making green and healthy choices that benefit students, faculty, our region, and our bottom line.
ECS has actively worked through the culture and connection of sustainability through its work with the Green and Healthy Schools Academy (GHSA), a program that brings inspiration and action together to promote vibrant, just, inspiring, engaging, healthy, and high performing schools and communities. This year, ECS enters into its third cohort with GHSA, and a team of administrators, educators, facilities and support staff meet monthly off-site with other teams around the region to tackle complex solutions and to bring an “acupuncture” approach to changing practice in our own schools. For more information about this transformative program, connect with Jenna Cramer. If you want to learn more about ECS’s projects and journey, connect with ECS Facilities and Sustainability Director, Katie Lockley.
A note about Lead Testing at ECS – November 1, 2016