FCPS Sustainability Initiative
Fayette County Public Schools is dedicated to sustainability and energy efficiency. We believe that energy efficiency and sustainable operations are important to protect our environment, to preserve our natural resources, and to encourage responsible spending of our community’s tax dollars. The E=USE2 program is a key piece of our initiative and is designed to engage students and teachers in all of our schools in student-driven sustainability intiatives and improvement projects and facilitate collaborations between our schools and local, state, national and international partners.
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.