Fairview Elementary School, Fairview, NC
NC Green School of Promise, 2013-2014 & 2014-15.
Lead Teacher: Katie Edwards.
Fairview Elementary is developing strategies for maintaining an environmentally friendly, community-involved, and more sustainable campus that promotes stewardship for the future. The initiatives that stand out are: gardens with raised beds so that children with disabilities may access them, new food introductions into the cafeteria, being named a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, a reuse- reduce- recycle policy, professional development opportunities for environmental education, service learning projects in collaboration with Warren Wilson students, and curriculum integration for energy and the environment. Fairview has replaced lighting fixtures with energy efficient light bulbs and has formed an energy management planning policy to ensure conservation, especially when students are not in school.