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Sustainable Schools - Environmental/Sustainability Awards


2008-2009 Sustainable School Recognition Award

Fifteen schools within the division were selected as recipients of the Sustainable School Recognition Award for the 2008-2009 school year. The Sustainable School Recognition Award was developed in 2008 to recognize schools within the division that are taking an active role in promoting environmental sustainability. This award is also intended to highlight the importance of increasing student awareness regarding the fragile relationship between man and nature and inspire students, staff, and the community to promote environmental sustainability.

To be considered for the Sustainable School Recognition Award schools must meet three of the following five requirements:

  1. Participate in a cell phone recycling program.
  2. Organize and maintain an active environmental club.
  3. Earn the designation of a Pearl School through the
    Lynnhaven River Project.
  4. Establish an outdoor teaching garden
  5. Verify a 25% school participation rate during the Earth Day celebration at Mount Trashmore.

Recipients of the 2008-2009 Sustainable School Recognition Award are:

Alanton Elementary
Ocean Lakes Elementary
Centerville Elementary
Pembroke Elementary
John B. Dey Elementary
Red Mill Elementary
Fairfield Elementary
Woodstock Elementary
Glenwood Elementary
Landstown Middle
King’s Grant Elementary
Lynnhaven Middle
Kemps Landing Magnet
First Colonial High
New Castle Elementary



VBCPS is Making a Difference

Since September 2008, the school division has diverted 4,531 tons from the waste stream. This is equivalent to saving:

  • 4,869 tons diverted from the waste stream.
  • 82,771 trees
  • 1.8 million gallons of oil
  • 14,607 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 19.5 million kilowatts of energy (enough to power 2,435 homes for one year)
  • 34 million gallons of water

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Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017