Following Our Students' Lead
Fayette County Public Schools will be a global leader in sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental literacy.
To empower students to create change through enduring improved sustainability by equipping school and community stakeholders with the tools, knowledge and resources to preserve our natural and fiscal resources.
Integrity Passion Collaboration Innovation
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.