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In the news​

Feb. 13, 2016
Youth invited to take part in climate challenge - Boulder County middle and high school students have the opportunity to develop projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a new contest.

Feb. 10, 2016
Boulder Valley School District on its way to net zero energy - Rocky Mountain Institute blog

Reduce, reuse and REFILL - Fairview High students bring water bottle refilling stations to school​

Walking FEAT - Boulder students join Walk to School Day Event promotes health and building community​



  • Sept. 18, 2014​
  • Chef's Collaborative Blog - 2014 Sustainability Awards
Boulder Valley sustainability coordinator wins national award

News​ Releases

  • The Center for Green Schools has selected BVSD to receive a $20,000 scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year. The scholarship will provide assistance for staff work on sustainability, travel to conferences and trainings, and support for other initiatives that are most pressing for BVSD’s sustainability goals. 


  • BVSD earns Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award​
    Boulder Valley School District received an Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award from the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). One of three organizations nationwide selected for this award, BVSD was recognized for an innovative reusable packaging program piloted in its Food Services department in 2014-15.​

  • BVSD releases new five-year sustainability plan​
    ​The 2015 Sustainability Management System lays out the next steps toward accomplishing the distict's sustainability vision

  • Fairview High School is one of six schools that were awarded grants to install water bottle fillers this school year. Members of Net Zero ran the successful campaign to obtain five new water bottle refilling stations at Fairview; these are the first to exist in the school.

  • Lafayette, Pioneer and Ryan elementary schools received City of Lafayette's 2014 Green Business Recognitions. Each school received a GOLD level ranking for its work to increase sustainability at the school in the areas of energy, waste, water, transportation, community and health. 

  • Thousands of students, parents and community members of the Boulder Valley School District will recognize the worldwide event International Walk to School Day by walking and bicycling to school on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

    “As a parent, I like knowing my children arrive at school energized, happy and ready to learn,” said Rebecca Payne, who has two children at Bear Creek Elementary School. “And it's fun to meet up with other families along the way.” ​ 



  • As part of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program, run by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Dr. Ghita Carroll is receiving the 2014 C3E Government Leadership Award today (September 16) at the annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium in Boston, MA. In selecting her for this distinction, the award committee noted Dr. Carroll’s “success in building sustainability programs that work across all grade levels, which inspire students to bring those energy lessons home for a better climate.”​
  • 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees Announced
    Forty-eight schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, nine districts were honored for the District Sustainability Award.