School District Sustainability and Engaging Students in Environmental Action.
Visit Get2Green's WebsiteThe Get2Green website has information about environmental stewardship in FCPS; energy, natural gas, water, greenhouse gas, recycling, and trash data for each school; and resources to help your school go green.
Get2Green is the award-winning interdepartmental environmental stewardship program for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Get2Green is supported by staff in Instructional Services, Facilities and Transportation Services, and Food and Nutrition Services, who collaborate to expand access to environmental education in sustainable learning environments.
In 2014, FCPS introduced the Portrait of a Graduate to look beyond the high-stakes testing environment and help students develop skills they will need to thrive in post-graduation life. Get2Green’s work in support of the Portrait of a Graduate is aligned with the work of content area specialists and instructional initiatives such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), Project-Based Learning, Global Classroom Project, Instructional Practices, and Service Learning to create tools for interdisciplinary learning. Using the environment as a context for learning, students have opportunities to use their content knowledge and Portrait of a Graduate skills to positively impact their environment.
Learn more about the Get2Green program, find energy, recycling, and greenhouse gas data for each school, and discover resources for engaging in environmental stewardship on the Get2Green website.
FCPS is partnered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and works closely with NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program to provide a framework for students to engage in environmental action at their school. Schools earn Bronze, Silver, and Green Flag awards for student action in identifying and addressing environmental issues at their schools. Visit the Get2Green site to learn more about Eco-Schools USA and see which FCPS schools have earned Eco-Schools awards.
Awards and Recognition
- 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
- 2018 VSBA Green Public Schools Challenge
- 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
- 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
- 2017 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School Division
FCPS and Community Partners
Get2Green works closely with several organizations to support environmental education and stewardship activities in FCPS. These organizations include:
- National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
- Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
- Fairfax County Parks and Nature Centers
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
- Fairfax Food Council
- Earth Sangha