In 2016, Charlottesville City Schools received federal recognition for our environmental and wellness programs! In addition, all nine of Charlottesville City Schools were awarded 2018 Virginia Naturally Schools designation for our efforts in supporting environmental conservation and stewardship.
Through our buildings, practices, and partnerships, Charlottesville City Schools has made great gains in energy-efficiency, sustainability, and eco-friendliness. We also offer a number of hands-on environmental education programs so that our students can get their hands in the garden — or the Rivanna River. Click on a tab, below, to learn more.
City Schoolyard Garden
BACON “Best All-Around Club of Nerds”
McIntire Park Herpetofauna Survey
Learning Outside the Bricks
Safe Routes to Schools
Charlottesville City Schools and City of Charlottesville Public Works department work together to reduce the environmental footprint of our school buildings and operations. From 2007-2017, the schools realized a 35% reduction in water usage, a 33% reduction in metric tons of carbon dioxide, and a 27% reduction in energy use.
The City of Charlottesville and Charlottesville City School Division have been partners in addressing a spectrum of environmental concerns for many years. Plans, policies, improvements, and technologies are continually evolving and offering new opportunities including:
Environmental Management Policy
Other Community Partners