HCPSS Schools Awarded 2019 Maryland Green School Certification
April 30th, 2019
Ten Howard County public schools have earned recertification as Green Schools, and one school received a first-time certification from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. The Green Schools will be recognized at the Annual Maryland Green School Youth Summit on May 30 in Annapolis.
Bryant Woods, Hammond, St. John’s Lane and Veterans elementary schools, Mt. View Middle School, Centennial and Hammond high schools, and Homewood Center earned their recertification.
Waverly Elementary School and Dunloggin Middle School were named Sustainable Schools. These schools have earned recertification four times and have therefore been designated a Green School for over 16 continuous years. The Sustainable designation is permanent and the schools will remain a Green School without need to renew certification.
Thomas Viaduct Middle School has earned its Green School status for the first time.
HCPSS has a total of 53 schools that have earned the Maryland Green Schools certification since the program began in 1985. Each certified Green School has demonstrated a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental practices, environmental education curricula, professional development opportunities and community engagement into their daily operations.
The schools engaged in educational opportunities that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The Green Schools certification signifies that these schools have made a commitment to developing environmental stewards and reducing environmental impact.