PS 130 M. Sustainability Mission Statement:
P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto School has been working vigorously to promote public awareness of sustainability in our school community. We will continue to implement our recycling program with more color-coded bins in all the classrooms, hallways, offices, playrooms, and auditorium for recycling paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic and organic wastes. Our Green Team will bring more and more interested teachers, students and families into our monitoring and stewardship. All the members in our community -- school administrators, teachers, school staff, custodian staff, students and families, are committed to keeping our school a "zero-waste" school and everybody will be working together towards the DOE’s goals for energy and water conservation, waste management, ecology, and the integration of sustainability concepts into the curricula.
-- provide professional development to teachers on sustainability
-- promote sustainability literacy and practices in our core curriculum
-- build up school green team with more interested teachers, students, and parents
-- encourage creative ways to reuse, reduce, and recycle wastes
-- set up evaluation tools to audit and improve energy conservation (water and electricity) in our school building
-- maintain our outdoor gardens and connect students with plants in our urban ecosystem.
-- create a safe, healthy, green environment for our community.