FCPS Recognized by VSBA for Environmental Initiatives

News Release
November 18, 2016

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been named a Certified Green School Division by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA). 

FCPS was one of sixteen districts statewide that earned platinum certification for implementing new actions and adopting new policies that earned green points as part of the VSBA Green Schools Challenge.  The challenge was established to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that will reduce carbon pollution by school districts and their communities. 

The district has an active Get2Green program that engages students in environmental action in more than 160 schools.  Students learn about alternative energy sources and saving energy, growing food and composting food waste, wildlife habitats and biodiversity, and protecting local watersheds.  The program involves partners such as the National Wildlife Federation, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Fairfax County Parks and Nature Centers, Plant Nova Natives, the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The challenge is sponsored by Moseley Architects and ABM Building and Energy Solutions.

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For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.