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OCTO is aware of the global issue with CrowdStrike’s update impacting Windows servers and computers. CrowdStrike has identified the issue and a fix. We are supporting District agencies to ensure operations continue. At this time, District operations are not experiencing major impacts.

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Sustainability Initiatives

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.

Outdoor Classrooms:

Sustainability Initiatives

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