DGS believes in promoting sustainability and conservation in all facets of its work in an effort to make the District a healthier, greener city. A selection of our diverse sustainability projects, which contribute to the realization of this vision, are showcased on this page.
Photo courtesy of HRGM, builder
DGS-SE, with support from DGS-Capital Construction, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), is designing and overseeing the construction of groundbreaking outdoor classrooms DCPS schools. These classrooms will serve as venues for environmental and health education and will provide opportunities to learn about renewable energy, stormwater management, native planting, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. As of 2018, outdoor classrooms have been constructed or are under construction at three DC public schools:
- Leckie Elementary School
- Hardy Elementary School
- Tubman Elementary School