On Tuesday, March 29th, Douglass High School was officially granted partner status in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's TP3 Green School program.
The TP3 program promotes environmental education of students and staff through hands-on projects in clean air, energy conservation, hazardous materials, education, land and water conservation, and waste reduction.
Douglass has been working toward this goal for some time. Many students are involved in the school's Recycling Club and the Watt Busters Club, which encourages kids to practice energy efficiency at home and school. Douglass saved more than $7,000 on its energy bill after a year-long effort to unplug idle computers and other electrical equipment. In 2010, Douglass students launched the Eleanor Roosevelt Green Garden in the vacant lot across from campus.