Earth Day: Celebrating FCPS’ Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
April 21, 2022

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) commitment to environmental stewardship has earned praise from national leaders. 

Superintendent Scott Brabrand was invited to attend a special event with Vice President Kamala Harris on April 4 to highlight investments in clean and efficient school infrastructure and transportation. In addition to Dr. Brabrand joining Vice President Harris’ event,  EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited Flint Hill Elementary to discuss the investment in clean school buses nationwide. 

Both events are a reflection of FCPS’ commitment to providing carbon-neutral student transportation by 2035. FCPS officially launched its first fleet of electric school buses in October 2021. The fleet is one of the largest in the U.S., transporting more than 141,000 students on more than 1,600 buses each day.

FCPS is part of the Fairfax County Joint Environmental Task Force (JET), formed to address climate change and environmental sustainability proactively and collaboratively in Fairfax County. JET is composed of representatives from both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board, and community partners from higher education, industry, and community and student advocacy groups. 

As we celebrate Earth Day (April 22), learn the difference between an FCPS diesel school bus and an electric school bus by watching the Battle of the Buses.