Delran Township Schools Green Teams
All four of Delran Township Schools are involved in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program, including achievement of Bronze level certification status. This means that experts in the fields of sustainability matters (people, planet and prosperity) have approved actionable points to our school teams for their work surrounding real world issues.
In the 2014-2015 inaugural year of the program, Millbridge Elementary School became one of 59 schools in the state to achieve the honor. The following year, Delran High School also became a certified school. In 2016-2017, both Delran Intermediate School and Delran Middle School also became certified. It was that year that the New Jersey School Boards Convening awarded Delran Township Schools with the Green Team Collaboration Award, for the work the schools was completing with the Delran Municipal Green Team.
The district incorporates these standards into it's mission. If we can make healthy choices, and save money by doing things smarter, in the end, our students, community and planet benefit. In the 2016-2017 school year, Sustainability Project Managers, two teachers at each school, were supported financially by the Board of Education to help organize our students to participate in educational opportunities and expand their learning of real world problems, giving them options to educate the public. Through the Energy Savings Improvement Plan, awarded to Schneider Electric, our greenhouse gas emissions have been cut in half!
To learn more about delran's green teams, visit:
Click on "participating schools"
Scroll to Delran High School, Delran Middle School, Delran Intermediate School and Millbridge Elementary School to see their individual reports
To see the latest of the four District Green Team meetings we have each school year, inclusive of Delran Township's Municipal Green Team, click the on the linked image below:
Check out some highlights from our work in Delran
(All images are linked to presentations!)
In the fall of 2021, Delran Middle School was awarded at $25,000 Grant for the purchase of an on site food waste digester system. The district Green Team, along with the Sustainability Project Managers and Support Services did the following:
Food Waste Project Team Created - School and Municipal Green Team members, teachers, students, administrators, Nutriserve, Support Services and local recycling coordinators
Conduct 2 Food Waste Audits: Rutgers Food Waste Team does the cafeteria food waste audit.
Composter Installation- Purchase & install an onsite system.
Education, Policy & Practice Adoption – Adopt best management practices for food waste reduction, recovery and recycling.
Click on the link in the image below to see the full presentation