Changing Fauquier by FY23
2011: 10 year CIP retrofits schools with renewable energy saving taxpayers 95% of annual expenses by FY20

FCPS saves taxpayers $2.6M+/year?

Reviewed details from FY11 school year and plan that MUST be revisited in 2018.

NO interest by 3 on School Board) in 2018

New Renewable Technology in school building systems - Technology increases FCPS students knowledge / skills.

Future careers / JOBS! 10 year ROI (FY11 data - needs opdating) benefits local economy for next 25 years.

Broadens tax base too!

Copy of file available on request  - fcps fy05 to fy20 sep13./xlsx (2013 updates, created in 2011)


FHS S/SEAS EXPO May 10, 2014


Brighter Communities 501c(3) (FHS Eventsponsor)


Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to retrofit schools with renewable energy technologies using 10 year ROI based on about $3M / year energy / utlity savings.

Also at FHS event: Niche Farmers including Whiffletree, Small Hitch, Greek Olive, Stallard Road, Catoctin Creek, Golden Valley, Sunnyside Farms, Three Little Pigs Soaps, Top 45 local organizations / individuals   


PB Smith (FCPS Award winner)


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These are terms and concepts I teach my third graders as part of our curriculum.

As Americans we take for granted all of things that are readily available to us: paper, plastic, rubber, and metal products. We use these items in excessive consumption. We use them in the forms of products we consume, but often we do not know what to do with them after our use or we are too lazy to do something with them other than throw them away! Practicing and putting the concepts of reducing, reusing, and recycling is not always easy. At my school, we recycle paper and plastic as best as we can by putting these items in the recycling receptacles in our classrooms. We turn off the lights when we leave the room to show reducing the amount of electricity that we use: a simple task to help save our energy. But how do I show reusing things to my students? It’s not something I am able to show readily.

However, in creating my Mobile Museum of Paper Sculpture, I was able to show my students an excellent example of reusing materials.


Fauquier County Environmental Services (Award winner)


Exhibit: Environmental Jobs, Degrees and Careers. Did you know that the American recycling industry is larger than our auto industry?

According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, ten recycling jobs or 75 manufacturing jobs are created for every 10,000 tons of trash diverted from the landfill. As more trash gets recycled over the next few decades, one of the areas where jobs and careers will be plentiful is in the field of material recovery and reuse.  Whether it be a job hauling waste items to manufacturers, or a career in research, marketing, patenting or environmental law, there is meaningful employment available. 

Learn more about your options of obtaining a career that benefits our environment and could reward you personally and professionally.


Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC)


When the Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier campus was founded, it began with a barn with three classrooms, and a small administration/admission office.

Today, our campus has grown substantially and offers a little bit of something for everyone. Stop by LFCC at the EXPO to learn about our Health Professions programs at LFCC and talk with an academic advisor for those fields. Pick up some information about enrolling at LFCC, including the admission process, financial aid opportunities, and more.

Check out what great opportunities LFCC has for networking and community service. LFCC also has many eco-friendly programs. Your future is our focus!


John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District (JMSWCD)


JMSWCD displays highlights on conservation practices that we have undertaken and educational program offerings.  Information about our careers in natural resources, programs the public can participate in, and some brochures is also be available for the public to pick up.


Climate Change (Award winner)


Gain a uniquie historical perspective on the subject matter from a person who was actually at Kyoto, Japan during ground breaking agreements by over 180 countries.

Note: America was one of only a few countries to NOT sign, however, our actual results in reducing emissions since then, have been higher than expected. Go figure?

2014: "Adele Morris" is located in Fauquier County and advocates education on climate change science an action at the Federal and State levels in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change caused by man-made greenhouse gases. Come by our booth and check out the latest information on climate change science from the National Academies of Science and the Royal Society of the United Kingdom. Learn why we chose to advocate a modest "tax swap" style carbon tax as conceived by Brookings Institute Economist Adele Morris, which we believe could provide the necessary incentives for the U.S. economy to reduce its use of carbon-intensive technologies over time.