Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (K-12)|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||48,000|
|Percentage Green Power||100%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Partner's Reporting Period||1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||9/8/2015|
Lucy School’s campus is on 17 acres of land in Maryland. The school’s curriculum for each grade level has environmental components that take full advantage of the location. Going “green” was a natural extension of the schools orientation; all of the school’s electric power is either wind, which is purchased through renewable energy credits (RECs) or produced on site by the school’s solar system. The school utilizes high efficiency equipment and has installed a geothermal system and has integrated the various elements of the soon to be LEED certified classroom building in the teaching programs. The most tangible benefits are that lower electric bills and reduced water consumption and discharge.
The most important benefit however, is that students are becoming dedicated and increasingly more vocal environmental stewards. As Dr. Victoria Brown, founder and director of the school said, "Our work with young children encompasses a broad spectrum of objectives that go beyond socialization and academics. Their emotional and aesthetic growth is equally important as is the world into which they will live. We thus take every opportunity to build a strong foundation of excitement, love and respect for the environment and a recognition that care and even small positive actions will contribute to a better world for everyone."