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FPS Receives National Sustainability Award

Posted by Alan on April 22, 2013 12:46 PM | (Not Filed) |

greenteam.pngToday U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the Fayetteville School District is one of the 14 nationwide honorees of the first ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. The honored districts were selected for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics, STEM and green career pathways.

The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here.

"Today's honorees are modeling a comprehensive approach to being green," said Secretary Duncan. "They are demonstrating ways schools can simultaneously cut costs; improve health, performance and equity; and provide an education geared toward the jobs of the future. In fact, the selected districts are saving millions of dollars as a result of their greening efforts. And the great thing is that the resources these honorees are using are available for free to all schools."