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 provided by Redwood Coast Energy Authority.
  • Energy efficient electric heating system installed in 2018.
  • 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.
  • Recycling collected from all classrooms, offices and lunch areas (reusable containers encouraged). Lunch trays are washed daily.
  • Families are encouraged to bike or walk to school.
  • We teach children not to waste and reduce the amount of plastic in use.
  • Families are encouraged to bring their own plates to potluck events.