Following Our Students' Lead
Fayette County Public Schools will be a global leader in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental literacy, energy efficiency and student wellness.
To empower students to create change through enduring improved sustainability by equipping school and community stakeholders with the tools and knowledge to preserve our natural and fiscal resources.
Integrity Passion Collaboration Innovation
When US Green Building Council heard about Russell Cave Elementary's ambitious plans to makeover their outdoor classroom as part of their Green Apple Day of Service, they featured the highly collaborative effort nationally as a model for what can happen when students, teachers and community members work side-by-side. [More...]
Three Fayette County schools were chosen as destinations for the US Dept of Education's Green Strides Tour: Healthy Schools, High Achieving Students
The third largest solar thermal array in North America, a student energy team that single-handedley reduced their school's consumption by 47% and a Living Lab student team who explains how Sola Tubes work to visitors were just a few of the accomplishments in sustainability featured during Thursday's Green Strides Tour. [More...]
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Hosts 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration with Keynote Performer Ben Sollee
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council hosted its 3rd annual Earth Day Celebration April 28th in partnership with Bluegrass Greensource, LFUCG and KY American Water [More...]
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Earns KY Environmental Quality Commission Award by making all areas of sustainability including air quality, green spaces, energy, water quality and conservation and solid waste. [More...]
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council makes ‘Best of Green Schools’ list and national recognition for their diverse partnerships, impact, vision and collaborative approach to improving sustainability in their community. [More...]
Student E=USE2 Teams are now equipped with live energy consumption data and corresponding graphs to monitor, track and compare their overall energy consumption to themselves or other schools in Fayette County. [More...]
Green Apple Day of Service Brings together hundreds of teachers, students and community partners to create outdoor learning spaces and improve environmental literacy. [More...]
Four Fayette County schools proudly featured the instructional, water quality and biodiversity benefits of their rain garden during Saturday's Rain Garden Tour. Athens Chilesburg Elementary, Beaumont Middle and Henry Clay HS's gardens were grant-funded through LFUCG Stormwater Quality grants and designed and installed by local engineer Shelby Jett. Twelve FCPS schools have campus rain gardens planted and maintained by students and teachers through robust curriculum integration. [More...]
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council partners witih statewide environmental education organizations to host 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration [More...]
Cardinal Valley Elementary's 4th grade were the first to pilot an expanded, innovative model of Farm To School. [More...]
Students Take School Energy Audits to IAKSS and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government [More...]
Lexington high school students divert thousands of non-biodegradable plastic water bottles from area landfills by installing two bottle refilling stations in each public and private high school. [More...]
Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Facilitates Inagural Event [More...]
In many Fayette County Public Schools, recycling was the first student-driven sutsainability initiative. [More...]
FCPS Receives TVA Grant to Collect Live Energy Data and Fund Student-Driven Projects [More...]
A dozen Energy Star schools were awarded at the December Board Meeting. [More...]
Tates Creek High School is partnering with local business FoodChain to model sustainable agriculture with a comprehensive aquaponics system. Diana Mullins, TCHS science teacher, uses her system to bring to life concepts such as nutrient cycling, symobiosis, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. [More...]
Bryan Station Middle School serves as FCPS's pilot school for USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service. The Sept 29th collaborative event inspired over 35 community partners and volunteers to campus for garden installation, Sustainability Expo, campus landscaping and yarn bombing. [More...]
Schools can earn cash for up to 10% of their energy savings. [More...]
Sustainability Team releases FY12 report showing district energy consumption down by 19.99% [More...]
PTA members: want to host a Go Green Night at your school or use a FREE Go Green NightTM booth at Orientation/Open House?
To order a FREE Energy Star Event Display Booth for your event, order here.
FCPS is an Energy Star partner.