Denver Public Schools’ and City of Denver Partnership Brings Solar Energy to Northeast Early College

Oct. 20, 2023

Last week, the Board of Education, DPS Leadership, and the students of Northeast Early College gathered together to celebrate the installation of a brand new solar array. The solar canopy project was a shared green initiative, led by DPS and funded by the City of Denver. The project provides the DPS High School, located in the Far Northeast, access to renewable solar energy.

In addition to the satisfaction of being part of creating a more sustainable future, DPS families will now have access to renewable energy credits due to this program and will benefit from a reduction to their utility bills.

“At Denver Public Schools, we are committed to leading the way in transforming the educational landscape into one that is more equitable for all students. In order to do this effectively we must approach our goal from all angles, taking into account the many challenges that face our young people today,” Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero said as he addressed the crowd, largely made up of students, “We must work together to guarantee that our planet is sustainable for future generations. We must continue to get better at getting better, and this will allow us to ensure Every Learner Thrives for years to come.”

“The students that so bravely came forward to urge our board of education to adopt a climate action policy not only demonstrates leadership among our youth but leadership among our board,” spoke DPS Director of Sustainability LeeAnn Kittle, and she closed with a powerful statement, “At this pivotal juncture between threat and opportunity, we chose opportunity and we chose hope.”