LiveGreen is the district's sustainability program that promotes energy saving, recycling, and other green initiatives throughout the district. Each school in the district has a LiveGreen team that consists of students and a teacher. These teams help implement low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency strategies to reduce energy, promote recycling and composting, and focus on conserving resources. Through sustainability efforts, the district has avoided more than $1.9 million in utility costs since 2003. With the work of the LiveGreen program, every school in School District 197 has earned "Energy Star" ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.