Go Green Program for Output Reduction Promotional Campaign

Created: 1/28/2010 3:35:03 PM Updated: 3/19/2010 3:33:19 PM

Goal 7 in the District's Strategic Plan is to "ensure district's leadership as an environmental steward." Education
Technology Services (ETS) has developed the Go Green Program for Output Reduction to help schools and
departments implement environmentally friendly programs during the 2009ยท2010 school year. This program was
developed in collaboration with principals from the 2008-09 pilot sites, the Technology Advisory Committee, and the
Standards Committee. The attached guidelines will help reduce consumption of paper and supplies for printers,
copiers, fax machines, and other output devices. In addition to being good for the environment, this program will result
in cost savings in each site's operating budget. Funds can then be redirected to support other student-learning projects
as needed.

As an incentive to kick-off the Go Green Program, ETS is conducting a Promotional Campaign to select 25 school sites
that will be awarded one eco-friendly T656dte Multifunction Lexmark Printer. To be considered for this award,
schools must submit their Go Green Program Checklist, along with supporting documentation such as guidelines,
websites, videos, training materials, and data relating to the site's implementation plan. Principals are encouraged to
review the attached Go Green Program, organize a Green Team for their school, and develop a plan that encourages
"Environmental Stewardship" for the entire campus in the following ways:

  • Develop a Go Green Program for Output Reduction that can be replicated throughout BCPS
  • Implement an Output Management Program to monitor/measure resources and cost savings
  • Promote innovative policies that reduces the consumption of paper, toner and ink supplies
  • Foster "cultural change" activities that engages the whole school and community in the Go Green Program

Applications will be accepted September 21, 2009, through October 2, 2009. The Area Instructional Technology
Specialists and the principals of the 2008-09 pilot schools will evaluate these applications. The winners will be
announced by October 16,2009, and the printers delivered to the 25 schools by October 30, 2009.
Departments are encouraged to review the attached Program and submit their Go Green Program Checklists as well.
While departments are not eligible to receive a printer, ETS will highlight outstanding plans on the Go Green website to
share their ideas with other departments.

ETS will be offering workshops for schools and departments that are interested in developing Go Green Programs for
Output Reduction. Please see the attachments for details or visit the Go Green website.

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