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MPS Goes Green


Environmental sustainability is a commitment we must make as a district to improve the health of our students, maximize the use of our resources and act as a responsible community and global partner. In February 2009, the Board of Education passed a resolution expressing environmental sustainability as an official value of the district.

Check this website often for information about our green accomplishments and to find resources to make your MPS school as GREEN as possible.

MPS Organics Updates – This web page contains updates on the MPLS LETS R.O.T. Campaign – Reduce Our Trash.

Organics Resources -  Find the tools you need to start an organics program at your school, improve on your existing program, or implement organics into your classroom curriculum.

Mixed Recycling Resources – Curriculum and Instruction resources, games and more
Energy EfficiencyT.O.L.B.Y – Turn out the Lights Behind You! – Learn about district-wide energy efficiency updates and how you can help meet the energy reduction goals for Minneapolis Public Schools.


Green Programming -  Learn about the many ways we are going green at the district such as: reducing bus emissions, using green cleaning products, encouraging biking and walking to school, using eco-friendly lunchroom packaging, and how we purchase recycled equipment and dispose equipment and large items.
MPS Green ReportsFind district-wide or building data on organics, recycling and energy efficiency.  Learn what your school can do to become more green, or download your schools’ waste audit report.

Hennepin County Environmental Education and Outreach – Sign up for environmental news from Hennepin County, sign up for tours of environmental sites, download educational toolkits, order environmental literature such as how to pack a no waste lunch, download videos and more.


MPS hosts kick-off of Green High School at Edison

New solar arrays installed in four schools

MPS Breaks Ground at new Green Headquarters

Dowling students plant 1000 Plants

MPS Goes Green Update – PPT November 2010