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DGS Invites DC Public Schools To Sign-Up For The 2nd Annual Sprint to Savings Energy Competition

DC Public Schools (DCPS) spends over $30 million annually in energy costs with an annual carbon footprint equivalent to the impact of electricity used by 20,000 homes.  Students and teachers can do a lot to reduce their school’s energy consumption while learning about energy and sustainability.  The Sprint to Savings is one we get them involved and make conservation fun. 

For the competition, schools compete against one another to reduce electricity use over a five-week period (compared to each school’s own baseline). Each school will have an online dashboard showing daily electricity consumption and a real time District-wide leaderboard.  All DCPS schools are eligible to participate. Prizes will be awarded to schools that reduce their consumption by more than 10 percent with special recognition for the top three schools.

HOW IT WORKS:

Step 1: Sign up.  Don’t wait, sign up today!

Step 2: Form a green team.  Form a “green team” of students to create and lead the conservation campaign.  

Step 3: Planning and information gathering with support from DGS.  Identify your school’s saving opportunities.  DGS will provide on-site assistance in partnership with volunteer mentors. A dedicated group of volunteer energy experts is available to train school staff leader and teach students about energy conservation through hands-on activities such as energy audits, assemblies, and more.  

Step 4: Save, Save, Save. Implement your energy conservation strategy and track your progress on our online competition leaderboard!

TIMELINE:

September 9-October 10: Registration period
Mid-October: Orientation for staff green team leader and mentors
December 1- January 4: Competition! Hint: The winter break shut down is part of the competition

For more information, visit the Sprint to Savings website or contact Jamie Donovan at the DC Department of General Services.

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Through great partnerships with sister agencies, local businesses and the community, we’re able to #elevateDC everyday! @mayorvincegray @DCDMV

Through great partnerships with sister agencies, local businesses and the community, we’re able to #elevateDC everyday! @mayorvincegray @DCDMV

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Great News! The ribbon is cut on the new #Georgetown @DCDMV and will open on April 29th. @mayorvincegray

Great News! The ribbon is cut on the new #Georgetown @DCDMV and will open on April 29th. @mayorvincegray

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Composting The Poison Apple from Department of General Services on Vimeo.

Listen to Mark Chambers, DGS Sustainability Manager, tell you how you can compost the poison apple.

About The Department of General Services (DGS):

The mission of the Department of General Services (DGS) is to elevate the quality of life for the District with superior construction, first-rate maintenance and expert real estate management. By building and maintaining safe and green state-of-the-art facilities which foster economic growth and elevate educational environments, our trusted and skillful employees create modern and vibrant communities across all of the District of Columbia.

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At DGS, we love working together with our sister agencies and community to elevate the quality of life for all visitors and residents to the District. (at DC Department of General Services)

At DGS, we love working together with our sister agencies and community to elevate the quality of life for all visitors and residents to the District. (at DC Department of General Services)

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The all-new #Douglass playground features the District’s first ZIPLINE!!! And residents of all ages LOVE it… Visit Today! (Located at 2100 Stanton Terrace, NE #Ward8)

The all-new #Douglass playground features the District’s first ZIPLINE!!! And residents of all ages LOVE it… Visit Today! (Located at 2100 Stanton Terrace, NE #Ward8)

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