Sustainable pathways is school-wide initiative to create a green campus. Our school community is committed to reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking how we use resources. Our goal is to increase awareness about our carbon footprint and the impact it has on environmental sustainability. For the past few years, the McGillis School has been awarded a platinum Green School Award from the Utah Society for Environmental Education, complementing The School's 2010 new building designation as a Gold LEED Certified School from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The McGillis School is committed to providing a healthy environment for students and staff, while promoting ecological sustainability, by using alternatives to toxic chemicals, pursuing green building and maintenance practices, changing our resource consumption patterns, serving nutritious food, and teaching students to be stewards of their communities, the earth and its resources. (Adapted from Green School Initiative.)
Sustainability at McGillis
Clear The Air
- Carpooling: We encourage you to carpool with McGillis families in your area.
- Busing/Trax: A bus stop is located directly in front of the school. Click here for easy route planning from UTA.
- Biking: Bike racks are conveniently located in front of the historic building and on the north side of the new building. Please lock your bicycles. Click here for the SLC Bikeways Map.
- Walking: Please use caution when crossing 1300 East, 700 South and the parking lot driveways. Click here for safety tips.
- Idle-free Zone: Please turn your vehicle off while waiting to pick up children from school. Click here for idling facts.
The McGillis School stores single-stream and green fiber recycling bins in the parking lot. The single stream bin is for plastic, aluminum, and tin. The green fiber bin is for paper and cardboard. Blue recycle bins and Green Fiber boxes decorated by the Kindergarten can be found in all of our classrooms.
Be sure to check out the energy usage monitor in the hallway outside the Library. It keeps track of our energy use and solar generation.