How does the largest school district in Maryland reduce its environmental impact and associated costs across 134 elementary schools, 40 middle schools, 26 high schools (including one for career and technology), an alternative program, and five special program centers for its 163,123 students? The answer, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) found, was just beyond the
Summer is almost over, and that means one thing — the non-stop back to school ads with dancing kids and the message to shop, shop, shop for the school year. If you’re like me, and trying to minimize your environmental footprint, this time of year can be very stressful. Did you know that the National
After attending a Rockville city environmental commission meeting in freshmen year, I became aware of the energy and resource waste in school systems across our metropolis. Learning about the thousand kilowatts lost per week due to computers left on and million tons of toxic hydrocarbons released from decomposition of un-recycled milk bottles, I pondered about
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