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 protect our natural, human and fiscal resources.

Our Approach

  • Embrace student-driven model
  • Create mindful engagement of diverse stakeholders and ideas
  • Utilize data-driven monitoring to inform decisions
  • Provide purposeful, continuous, comprehensive support to students and teachers
  • Core Values

    Integrity     Passion     Collaboration     Innovation

    Latest News

    Students Empowered to Track School Energy Consumption through New Green Building Dashboard

    Over 2,000 students spearheading sustainability at their school by serving on their E=USE2 Team will be trained on FCPS's new STEAM-infused Green Building Dashboard. [More...]

    Outdoor Classrooms Taking Root

    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...]

    FCPS Nabs National Green Schools Award

    US Green Building Council recognizes Fayette Co Public Schools as Best School District @ Green Schools National Conference [More...]

    Annual Sustainability Report Now Available

    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...]

    It's About Sustainability a Charter Member of Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative

    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...]

    Students Advocate for Urban Trees

    Two schools and the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council lead the way towards improved campus tree canopy and nurturing existing trees. [More...]

    Annual Sustainability Report Now Available

    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...]

    Sustainability Students Learn First-Hand How To Engineer Solar and Wind Power

    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 BYSC Project Committees Make Change Happen

    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...]

    Green Apple Day of Service at Russell Cave Elementary Makes National Headlines

    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 Environmental Quality Award

    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

    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...]

    Students Monitor Live Energy Consumption Through New EMC Software

    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 in Three FCPS schools

    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 Schools Featured In Rain Garden Tour

    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...]

    The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Hosts 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration

    Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council partners witih statewide environmental education organizations to host 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration [More...]

    Farm To School Takes Root at Cardinal Valley Elementary

    Cardinal Valley Elementary's 4th grade were the first to pilot an expanded, innovative model of Farm To School. [More...]

    High School Students Model Energy Conservation to Local Government

    Students Take School Energy Audits to IAKSS and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government [More...]

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