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.
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Outdoor Classrooms are taking root across Lexington growing to over 60 among Fayette Co public schools. Outdoor Classrooms can take many forms, but vegetable, rain and native gardens that allow teachers to incorporate the natural world into standards-based instruction across disciplines are often the centerpiece. [More...]
US Green Building Council recognizes Fayette Co Public Schools as Best School District @ Green Schools National Conference [More...]
The annual sustainability report for 2015 is now available for viewing. The latest district-wide energy data for fiscal year 2015 is detailed inside, as well as energy conservation initiatives, student programs and projects, and a many other topics related to FCPS Sustainability! [More...]
In January 2016, Fayette County Public Schools joined 18 other school districts across the nation to serve as charter members of the US's first Green Schools District Collaborative. [More...]
Booker T Washington Academy Intermediate's E=USE2 Team Improves Sustainability at Local Douglas Park
Community meetings… band concerts… pet shows… and ball games. Douglass Park has served as a central gathering spot in Lexington’s West End for generations, and last week the park hit a big milestone: its 100th birthday. In celebration of the Douglass Park centennial, Booker T Washington Intermediate's E=USE2 Team partnered with Lexington Parks & Recreation and Lexington Habitat for Humanity to landscsape and plant 100 trees throughout the park, located at 726 Georgetown Street. [More...]
Two schools and the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council lead the way towards improved campus tree canopy and nurturing existing trees. [More...]
The 2014 annual sustainability report is available for viewing. It details the latest district-wide energy data for fiscal year 2014, energy conservation initiatives, student programs and projects, and a plethora of all other topics related to FCPS Sustainability! [More...]
Students in three FCPS schools were the first in KY to get their hands on solar roller cars and DIY wind turbines from Northwestern University's FUSE program, a student interest-driven STEAM program that capitalizes on students' inherent affinity for an online gaming "leveling up" interface with social synergy. [More...]
Two Project Committees of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council are starting the school year with a bang making early improvements on their school campuses and in their community. [More...]
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...]
We are now members of KY Excel -- Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership -- a group of Kentucky's environmental stewards.
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.