Green Schools Program in Baltimore City


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Despite a shortened project timeline and a busy spring semester of standardized testing and holidays, the BCPSS Green Schools Program has shown a fair bit of success in reducing overall energy use in the three school buildings where the program has been piloted. The February and March energy bills show a combined decrease of 2.7% overall (only partial data is available for April at this time), resulting in a 7.2 Kw, $1,067 savings between the three buildings.

These results in each of these facilities are the product of the ongoing efforts of teachers and students who have been actively engaging in saving energy and getting everyone in the building involved in simple actions like turning off lights and unplugging electronics when not in use.

The focus of the first few 6 weeks was placed on educating student Green Teams about the basics of energy efficiency, familiarizing them with the use of simple diagnostic tools and guiding them through the collection of energy data from various parts of their facility.

The focus after spring break shifted towards outreach and engagement of other students and all teachers and staff. Students generated recommendations to share with school administrators, and then used their creativity to craft announcements, posters, visual aids and songs (!) to spread the message of energy efficiency.

Pictures, videos and notes may be found on the websites of each school:
Curtis Bay EMS:
Baltimore Leadership School:
WEB Dubois / RFL / Accelerator:

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Green Schools Program in Baltimore City

  1. 1. a P OW ERf u lC e l e b r a t io n
  2. 2. Congratulations!!3.5%reduction
  3. 3. ASE Green Schools Program
  4. 4. Curtis Bay Elementary Middle
  5. 5. Curtis Bay Elementary Middle
  6. 6. Curtis Bay Elementary Middle
  7. 7. Curtis Bay Elementary Middle
  8. 8. Curtis Bay Elementary Middle
  9. 9. Reginald F. LewisSchool of Business and Law
  10. 10. Reginald F. Lewis
  11. 11. Reginald F. Lewis
  12. 12. Reginald F. Lewis
  13. 13. WEB Dubois High School
  14. 14. WEB Dubois High School
  15. 15. WEB Dubois High School
  16. 16. Accelerator Program
  17. 17. Accelerator
  18. 18. Accelerator
  19. 19. Accelerator
  20. 20. Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  21. 21. BLSYW
  22. 22. BLSYW
  23. 23. BLSYW
  24. 24. BLSYW
  25. 25. BLSYW
  26. 26. Green Schools Volunteers
  27. 27. Thank youSustainable Schools Committee
  28. 28. Thank you
  29. 29. Green Schools Pros
  30. 30. Thank youOffice of Engagement
  31. 31. Thank you
  32. 32. Congratulations
  33. 33. One wire… When one tugs at a he finds it attached tosingle thing in nature, the rest of the world. John Muir
  34. 34. THAN K YOU