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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Union Street Charter makes an effort to reduce our use of natural resources in the following ways:

  • Solar panels installed in 2005.
  • 100% renewable energy.
  • Energy efficient LED lamps, installed in all classrooms (Prop 39 clean energy funds).
  • Rain water collection for plant watering.
  • Food scraps diverted to a local farmer for composting.
  • Recycling collected from all classrooms, offices and lunch areas (reusable containers encouraged).
  • Families are encouraged to bike or walk to school.