Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
PWCS is one of three school divisions that received top awards in the 2019 Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) Green Schools Challenge. This is the fourth consecutive year that PWCS has earned platinum level certification and has maintained its “Green Division” status.
This competition is designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions generated by both the local school divisions and the broader community. The Go Green Virginia program criteria requires annual completion of actions and implementations for issues relating to environmental stewardship, energy management, indoor air quality, and education of students in the classroom regarding sustainable strategies.
Each year, PWCS takes action in areas such as energy efficient building designs, division-wide recycling programs, plans for paper reduction, community outreach activities, and educational programs for staff and students.
Jeanne Jabara, energy education coordinator, says, “The VSBA Green Schools Challenge allows PWCS to showcase all of its environmental and sustainable efforts at the state level – attesting to the fact that individual actions can have a large impact toward sustainability in our community.”
The Energy Management and Sustainability Program encourages schools and the community to get involved in being “Green.” To find out more, you can visit the PWCS Energy Management website.