Sustainability at Pine Grove Elementary

Pine Grove Elementary is proud to announce an array of sustainable practices:

  • Red Barn Recycling ‐ so far our community has donated over 2,000 pounds of clothes/shoes! The items are sent to areas in need in South America, Africa and Mexico. We receive 10 cents per pound that goes towards our sustainability budget, plus an additional amount if we win quarterly contests with other schools in the area. Thank you, keep it coming!
  • Recycling your alkaline batteries is now available at the school! At the main entrance there is a box for Terracycling. Simply put your old batteries in the box and when it is full we will ship it to Terracyclling. We pre-pay for the box and shipping using sustainability funds.
  • Recycling garbage at lunch ‐ everyone is encouraged to participate in recycling and separating. Blue garbage containers in the lunchroom plus new signs to show what goes in the container are now up. Let's get together to do our part to help the planet and reduce greenhouse gases
  • Garden expansion now includes composting.
  • Recycling your snack wrappers at lunch is now available at the school. There is a box for Terracycling in the lunch room. They will take our trash and turn it into cool things like purses and wallets. We pre-pay for the box and shipping using sustainability funds. 


Many thanks to our fabulous Art teacher, Ms. Burns, and parent volunteer, Kyra Storojev, for your passion and effort with bringing more sustainability practices to PGE and educating our next generation to take care of our Earth !

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


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