The Division of Sustainability and Compliance

Our Mission

The Division of Sustainability and Compliance supports student success by elevating the school system’s approach to environmental stewardship and by leading change to incorporate sustainable considerations in all decisions. Our work aims to ensure that healthy learning and working environments are equitably accessible across MCPS. We embrace our shared responsibility to build and operate facilities that contribute to the well-being of the school community, and the health of the planet.

Our Vision

MCPS will be at the forefront of environmental stewardship using innovation, partnerships, and creative thinking to inspire significant, positive, and meaningful contributions that will sustain resilient communities for current and future generations.

News & Updates

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2022 Drive for Supplies. Students and staff are encouraged to clean out their lockers, book bags, desks, and closets and donate usable school supplies to families in need through the annual Drive for Supplies campaign. The collected supplies are donated to MCPS schools, the community, and to local and international nonprofit groups.

Please complete the Drive for Supplies Coordinator form as soon as possible so that collection boxes can be delivered to your school:  https://bit.ly/2022D4SCoordinator

For more information, call the Student Leadership office at 240-740-4692 or contact the Division of Sustainability and Compliance via email:  sustainability@mcpsmd.org or call 240-314-1090.

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Sustainability Policy.  On April 21, 2022,  the MCPS Policy Management Committee reviewed the public comments received between January 13 and April 7 regarding revisions to Policy ECA (proposed to be changed to Sustainability) and recommended final adoption by the full MCPS Board of Education at their June 7 meeting. View the committee meeting by clicking here. (ECA starts about minute 16:30). The proposed amendments to Board Policy ECA, Energy Conservation are to meet requirements in Maryland law and to align with the Montgomery County Climate Action Plan.  A new title is proposed to reflect a focus on sustainability: Policy ECA, Sustainability. Click here for the draft policy.  For frequently asked questions, click here.
 
Voluntary Guidance and Resources: Increasing the Use of Your Outdoor Spaces. Read about the important guidance and resources for those interested in Increasing the Use of Outdoor Spaces on school sites for activities including lunch, recess, and learning.

 

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What Can I Do?  What can my family, friends, and I do in our everyday lives to combat climate change and create a more resilient Montgomery County?  To learn more about Montgomery County Climate Action Plan, click here.
 
Free Professional Development Sessions for schools seeking Maryland Green Schools certification.  Click here and go to Resources For Staff to learn more and register.
 

Montgomery County Climate Action Plan.  The County released it's Climate Action Plan on June 23.  It is Montgomery County's strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035.  The Climate Action Plan details the effects of a changing climate on Montgomery County, and details 86 actions and includes strategies to reduce GHG emissions and climate-related risks to the County's residents, businesses, and the built and natural environment.   MCPS students and staff participated in a number of workgroups in the creation of this plan and look forward to implementing the actions.  For more details, click here.

Montgomery County FY22 Climate Work Plan progress report Quarter 3.

If you missed a previous presentations or events, click here and scroll down to Archive of Events and Presentations to view.

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