BCPS commits to take action on reducing climate and ecological impact
As part of this effort, BCPS will create and share best practices, leverage combined purchasing power to increase access to sustainable alternatives, promote market transformation and influence policy decisions.
BCPS will work with other school districts to accelerate hands-on sustainability action in local school communities and at the national level. The Collaborative believes that every child has a right to learn, engage and play in a healthy and sustainable environment where every person is aware of and accountable for their impact. To support this vision, the Collaborative will leverage its collective knowledge, experience and influence to accelerate the implementation of sustainability principles in schools that incorporate sound environmental, economic and equitable decisions.
As a member of the Green Schools Alliance, BCPS has committed to taking action on three tracks: reducing climate and ecological impact; educating and engaging the community; and connecting students to nature.
BCPS is especially excited to be working with the GSA to develop programs that directly impact students, including project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives and youth leadership training programs for middle and high school students.